Erionite in Auckland bedrock and malignant mesothelioma: an emerging public and occupational health hazard?

Show simple item record Brook, Martin en Black, PM en Salmond, Jennifer en Dirks, Kim en Berry, T-A en Steinhorn, G en 2020-08-18T03:45:40Z en 2020-07-17 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 133(1518):73-78 17 Jul 2020 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
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dc.description.abstract Overseas, emerging research has shown that where erionite is present in bedrock as a zeolite, and then subsequently disturbed and blown into the atmosphere, resulting exposure is associated with health effects similar to those caused by asbestos, including malignant mesothelioma (MM). Erionite-induced MM is thought to be particularly prevalent in the construction and quarrying industries, in regions where rock containing erionite is disturbed. In 2015, the then Government Chief Scientist, Sir Peter Gluckman, reported that erionite was a more potent carcinogen than asbestos, and more recent studies have established its presence in the Auckland Region. However, globally at present, there are no established occupational exposure limits for erionite, standard sampling and analytical methods or exposure mitigation guidelines. Given the many major construction projects being carried out in Auckland at the present time, which involve the removal of large quantities of bedrock containing erionite, an assessment of the health risks such activities pose to the public is needed. en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Erionite in Auckland bedrock and malignant mesothelioma: an emerging public and occupational health hazard? en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1518 en
pubs.begin-page 73 en
pubs.volume 133 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association en en
pubs.end-page 78 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 805780 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en Science en School of Environment en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-07-17 en 2020-07-17 en
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