Asbestiform Fibers: Nonoccupational Health Risks
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Nonoccupational Health Risks
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Much of the more than 30 million tons of asbestos used in the United States since 1900 is still present as insulation in offices and schools, as vinyl-asbestos flooring in homes, and in other common products. This volume presents a comprehensive evaluation of the relation of these fibers to specific diseases and the extent of nonoccupational risks associated with them. It covers sources of asbestiform fibers, properties of the fibers, and carcinogenic and fibrogenic risks they pose.


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334 pages | 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-309-07852-8
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National Research Council. Asbestiform Fibers: Nonoccupational Health Risks. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1984.

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