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Author Smith, Dorsett D., author.

Title The health effects of asbestos : an evidence-based approach / Dorsett D. Smith, MD, FCCP, FACP, FACOEM, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Respiratory, Diseases and Critical Care, University of Washington, Medical School, Settle, Washington, USA.

Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  616.244 SMIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 381 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. How to critically read and find truth in the medical scientific literature -- 2. Limitations of epidemiologic exposure studies on the health effects of asbestos -- 3. Clinical toxicology of asbestos -- 4. History of asbestos commercial use and discovery of adverse health effects : asbestosis -- 5. What is asbestosis and what is not : radiology and pathology correlates -- 6. The association of lung cancer and asbestosis -- 7. The effect of smoking and lung cancer -- 8. Asbestos-related pleural disease -- 9. Disability and impairment in asbestosis and asbestos-related diffuse pleural disease -- 10. The evolution of workers' compensation and employer responsibility -- 11. Does asbestos cause additional malignancies other than lung cancer and mesothelioma? -- 12. Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma -- 13. The many causes of mesothelioma -- 14. Other causes of mesothelioma not related to asbestiform mineral fibers -- 15. Mesothelioma and asbestos fiber type -- 16. Chrysotile and mesothelioma -- 17. The tremolite hypothesis -- 18. Mesothelioma latency and risk -- 19. Household and neighborhood exposure to asbestos -- 20. What did asbestos pipe insulation manufacturers and the U.S. Navy understand about the risk to manufacturing employees and end users? -- 21. The intervention of government to provide safety standards -- 22. Is there a safe or risk-free level of asbestos exposure?
Summary Aims to provide a balanced and extensive evidence-based critical analysis of the literature concerning asbestos-related diseases, from a scientific and historical perspective; and presents a carefully referenced review of the medical literature on the health effects of asbestos.-- Source other than the Library of Congress.
Subject Asbestosis.
Environmentally induced diseases.
ISBN 9781498728386