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Biomarkers of Asbestos Exposure and Disease

Historical Document

This web site is provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community. It is no longer being maintained and the data it contains may no longer be current and/or accurate.

ATSDR held an Expert Panel on Biomarkers of Asbestos Exposure and Disease in May, 2006 for 2 days. These are the transcripts and final report from that meeting. It includes both limitations and strengths of various biomarker tests for determining both exposure to asbestos and development of asbestos-related diseases.

The meeting was convened of 9 international experts in asbestos including pathologists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and a mineralogist. Their discussions are included in these documents.

 

 
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