Asbestos

Hardcover | February 15, 2008

EditorAllen R. Gibbs, John E. Craighead

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Although asbestos was once considered a miracle mineral, today even the word itself has ominous implications for all strata of our society. Incorporated in the past into over 3000 different industrial and consumer products, as well as in building materials and military equipment,opportunities for exposure continue to be ever present in our environment. Of all of us who are potentially exposed, blue collar workers are at greatest risk. Countless thousands of workers and servicemen in a wide variety of trades were disabled or have died consequent to the health effects of asbestos, and many more can be expected to be affected in years to come. Litigation continues, and financial awards in the billions have bankrupt many Fortune 500companies and numerous smaller companies. While one might implicate our forefathers in this widespread, relentless medical catastrophe, it has been only in recent decades that science has appreciated the complexities of the problem and the long latencies before the asbestos-associated diseases appear clinically. After all these years,prevention remains the hallmark of disease control, as modern treatments remain, to a large extent, futile.

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Although asbestos was once considered a miracle mineral, today even the word itself has ominous implications for all strata of our society. Incorporated in the past into over 3000 different industrial and consumer products, as well as in building materials and military equipment,opportunities for exposure continue to be ever present i...

Allen Gibbs is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Wales. John Craighead is Professor Emeritus and Former Chair in the Department of Pathology at the University of Vermont.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:650 pages, 10 × 7.1 × 1.3 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195178696

ISBN - 13:9780195178692

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Table of Contents

1. From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878-19652. Mineralogy of Asbestos3. Exposure and Disease Associated with Asbestos Industrial Products and Environmental Exposure4. Epidemiology and Risk Assessment5. Molecular Responses to Asbestos: Induction of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis via Modulation of Redox-Dependent Cell Signaling Pathways6. Benign Pleural and Parenchymal Disease Associated with Asbestos Exposure7. Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure8. Malignant Disease of the Pleura, Peritoneum, and Other Serosal Surfaces9. Non-Thoracic Cancers Possibly Resulting from Asbestos10. Diagnostic Features and Clinical Evaluation of the Asbestos-Associated Disease11. Radiological Features of the Asbestos-Associated Diseases12. Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases13. U.S. Governmental Regulatory Approaches and Actions14. Therapeutic Approaches to Malignant Mesothelioma15. Asbestos Exposure and the Law in the United States16. Asbestos Exposure and Disease in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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.,."a comprehensive and up-to-date treatise...The book achieves its likely intended goals well. To interested specialist practitioners, it comes across as very reachable. I would consider it a very practical resource to add to my personal library."--Doody's