E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Saturday Apr. 19, 2014
 
Former Libby Residents Sought for Asbestos Study
Asbestos Study
Asbestos researchers are looking for people who went to high school in Libby between 1950 and 1990 and then moved away.

The Center for Asbestos Related Disease has begun a five-year, $4.8 million study into the effects of low-level childhood exposure to asbestos. Researchers also will compare the effects of asbestos in the former Libby residents, called amphibole asbestos, to other forms of asbestos.

Researchers also will examine whether there is a relationship between autoimmunie disorders and asbestos exposure.

Libby is the deadliest Superfund site in the nation's history. At least 400 people have died of asbestos-related illnesses from a vermiculite mine that closed in 1990.

The study is funded by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the federal Centers for Disease Control.
 
No comments have been posted for this article.

 
Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown15h
@kellynbrown
"If we made decisions on permits this way in MT, our economy would grind to a halt" @GovernorBullock on #KeystoneXL delay
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish13h
@djtabish
Montana leaders sound off on Keystone XL delay http://t.co/H1Z6oRtfis #mtnews #mtpol
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy13h
@mollypriddy
@natashavc @TaraAriano @allyzay Oh no, I've been thinking it's a room for all your types of mustards. Recalibrating my ideas now.
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott8h
@tristanscott
@tristanscott *Billie Joe
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines1h
@flatheadbeacon