The inhaled particle study

Project supporters:

  • National Health & Medical Research Council - Project Grant|APP1006088
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Inhaling asbestos fibres causes cancer (both mesothelioma and lung cancer). These are related to the amount of asbestos inhaled. This study will look at lung tissue removed from people for other medical reasons to see if those at high risk (e.g. construction workers) have benefited from the laws restricting asbestos use. We hope to predict rates of these cancers in the future from these results, based on the numbers of fibres seen in the lungs.

Project supporters:

  • National Health & Medical Research Council - Project Grant|APP1006088