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Monday, 6 February 2012

Dangerous dust: Erionite

Dangerous dust: Erionite

Dangerous dust: Erionite - an asbestos-like mineral causing
a cancer epidemic in Turkey - is found in at least 13 states
Earth, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 36-43.

Cancer-Causing Mineral Found in U.S. Road Gravel:
Erionite in Roads May Increase Risk of Mesothelioma
ScienceDaily, July 25, 2011,

Erionite, Wikipedia -

Erionite, North Dakota Department of Health

Erionite, National Insitute of Health, PDF file at

Shigemasa, S., 2011, New study finds cancer-
causing mineral in US road gravel, press release,
University of Hawaii Cancer Center.


Carbone, M., Y. I. Baris, P. Bertino, B. Brass, S.
Comertpay, A. U. Dogan, G. Gaudino, S. Jube, S.
Kanodia, C. R. Partridge, H. I. Pass, Z. S. Rivera,
I. Steele, M. Tuncer, S. Way, H. Yang, and A.
Miller, 2012, Erionite exposure in North Dakota
and Turkish villages with mesothelioma.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
vol. 108, no. 33, pp. 13618-13623

Abstract at

PDF file at


Paul H.

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