Controversy About Naturally Occuring Asbestos, Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada
People hunting meteorites in southern Nevada should read
the below article in the March Earth Magazine. it is;
Pratt, S. E., 2015, Asbestos found in Nevada and
Arizona: Roadblock and potential health hazard?
Earth Magazine. vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 32-39.
Other articles are:
In Nevada, a Controversy in the Wind by Deborah
Blum, New York Times, 9, 2015
Asbestos controversy blows in Nevada wind
The Seattle Times-Feb 22, 2015
Rare cancer found in Nevada likely caused by asbestos
in nature, UH System Current News,February 12, 2015
Mesothelioma in southern Nevada likely result of asbestos
in environment. International Association for the Study of
Lung Cancer, Science Daily, February 10, 2015
The paper is:
Baumann, F., B. J. Buck, R. V. Metcalf, B. T. McLaurin,
D. Merkler, and M. Carbone, 2015, The presence of
asbestos in the natural environment is likely related to
mesothelioma in young individuals and women from
Southern Nevada. Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
Post Acceptance: February 7, 2015