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Geologic occurrences of erionite in the United States: an emerging national public health concern for respiratory disease.

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Geochemistry & Health, January 2013
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Title
Geologic occurrences of erionite in the United States: an emerging national public health concern for respiratory disease.
Published in
Environmental Geochemistry & Health, January 2013
DOI 10.1007/s10653-012-9504-9
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Van Gosen BS, Blitz TA, Plumlee GS, Meeker GP, Pierson MP

Abstract

Erionite, a mineral series within the zeolite group, is classified as a Group 1 known respiratory carcinogen. This designation resulted from extremely high incidences of mesothelioma discovered in three small villages from the Cappadocia region of Turkey, where the disease was linked to environmental exposures to fibrous forms of erionite. Natural deposits of erionite, including fibrous forms, have been identified in the past in the western United States. Until recently, these occurrences have generally been overlooked as a potential hazard. In the last several years, concerns have emerged regarding the potential for environmental and occupational exposures to erionite in the United States, such as erionite-bearing gravels in western North Dakota mined and used to surface unpaved roads. As a result, there has been much interest in identifying locations and geologic environments across the United States where erionite occurs naturally. A 1996 U.S. Geological Survey report describing erionite occurrences in the United States has been widely cited as a compilation of all US erionite deposits; however, this compilation only focused on one of several geologic environments in which erionite can form. Also, new occurrences of erionite have been identified in recent years. Using a detailed literature survey, this paper updates and expands the erionite occurrences database, provided in a supplemental file (US_erionite.xls). Epidemiology, public health, and natural hazard studies can incorporate this information on known erionite occurrences and their characteristics. By recognizing that only specific geologic settings and formations are hosts to erionite, this knowledge can be used in developing management plans designed to protect the public.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 17%
Germany 1 6%
Unknown 14 78%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 22%
Student > Master 4 22%
Other 3 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Other 3 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 17%
Engineering 2 11%
Physics and Astronomy 1 6%
Other 3 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2014.
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#3,440,638
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