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.
Table of Contents
|2 Asbestiform Fibers: Historical Background, Terminology, and Physicochemical Properties||25-47|
|3 Assessing Nonoccupational Exposures to Asbestiform Fibers||48-81|
|4 Measurement of Exposure to Asbestiform Fibers||82-96|
|5 Effects of Asbestiform Fibers on Human Health||97-164|
|6 Laboratory Studies of the Effects of Asbestiform Fibers||165-199|
|7 Risk Assessment||200-236|
|Appendix A: Asbestos Exposure and Human Disease. Hallmark Observations and Studies from 1898-1979||237-243|
|Appendix B: Natural and Synthetic Fibrous Substances and Some of their Known Biological Effects||244-252|
|Appendix C: Fiber-Quality Parameters of Selected Asbestos, Whisker, and Glass Fibers||253-260|
|Appeodix D: Conceptual Model of Fiber Exposure||261-266|
|Appendix E: Epidemiological Studies Among Cohorts Exposed to Asbestos||267-299|
|Appendix F: Effects of Administering Asbestiform Fibers to Animals||300-310|
|Appendix G: Development of Some Equations Used for Quantitative Risk Assessment||311-313|
|Appendix H: Comparative Risk Assessment Score Sheets||314-331|
|Appendix I: Background Information on Members of the Committee on Nonoccupational Health Risks of Asbestiform Fibers||332-334|
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