Asbestiform fibers : nonoccupational health risks by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, Board on Toxicology and Environmental Health Hazards, Committee on Nonoccupational Health Risks of Asbestiform Fibers

Greater than 30 million a whole lot asbestos utilized in the USA considering the fact that 1900 is current as insulation in places of work and faculties, as vinyl-asbestos ground in houses, and in different universal items. This quantity offers an assessment of the relation of those fibers to precise ailments and the level of non-occupational hazards linked to them.

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Because asbestos and other asbestiform fibers2 appear to be ubiquitous, virtually everybody is exposed co some extent. , 1982). S. occupational standard of 2 fibers/cm3. Exposure of the public is particularly worrisome because the populations involved are large and include unhealthy persons. Moreover, exposure may begin in childhood, leaving a longer time for development of adverse effects. Furthermore, asbestos may enhance the carcinogenic effects of other materials. mere is little information about the health effects of most nonoccupational exposures to these fibers.

1979). The diseases usually become evident clinically 20 to 40 years after initial exposure, and may occur even in the absence of continued exposure. Thus, many current cases of diseases associated with asbestos exposure are primarily the result of occupational exposures that the individuals experienced many years ago. , 1983). Results of current exposures would be manifested as disease in the future. Because of the long latent period, it is difficult to reconstruct exposure histories. Moreover, variations in particle size and in other About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.

A. Dreyer. 1983. Projections of asbestos-related disease 1980-2009. J. Occup. Med. 25:409-425. Walton, W. H. 1982. The nature, hazards and assessment of occupational exposure to airborne asbestos dust: A review. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 25:117-247. World Health Organization. 1983. Biological Effects of Man-Made Mineral Fibers. Report on a WHO/IARC Meeting, Copenhagen, April 20-22, 1982. EURO Reports and Studies No. 81. World Health Organization, Copenhagen. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.

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