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dc.contributor.authorBrook, M.S.
dc.contributor.authorBlack, P.M.
dc.contributor.authorDirks, K.N.
dc.contributor.authorSalmond, J.
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Terri-Ann
dc.contributor.authorSteinhorn, Gregor
dc.description.abstractOverseas, 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_NZ
dc.publisherNew Zealand Medical Association (NZMA)en_NZ
dc.rights© NZMAen_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.subjecterionite and malignant mesothelioma (MM)en_NZ
dc.subjectmalignant mesothelioma (MM)en_NZ
dc.subjecterionite fibresen_NZ
dc.subjectsedimentary rocksen_NZ
dc.subjectvolcanic rocksen_NZ
dc.subjectdust management strategiesen_NZ
dc.subjecthealth and safetyen_NZ
dc.titleErionite in Auckland bedrock and malignant mesothelioma: an emerging public and occupational health hazard?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderNew Zealand Medical Associationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050205 Environmental Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBrook, M.S., Black, P.M., Dirks, K.N., Salmond, J., Berry, T-A., & Steinhorn, G. (2020). Erionite in Auckland bedrock and malignant mesothelioma: an emerging public and occupational health hazard?. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133, 73-78.en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNew Zealand Medical Journalen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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