|Document ID (ISN)||107272|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Hagemeyer O., Otten H., Kraus T.
||Asbestos consumption, asbestos exposure and asbestos-related occupational diseases in Germany
||Sep. 2006, Vol.79, No.8, p.613-620. Illus. 48 ref.
||As in most industrial countries, asbestos is a leading cause of occupational diseases, especially malignant diseases, in Germany. Following the increased consumption of asbestos after World War I, the recognition of asbestos related diseases developed. At the end of the 1930s, Germany was the first country to accept lung cancer in combination with asbestosis as an occupational disease and to initiate the endeavour for reduction of asbestos dust exposure. Nevertheless, after World War II asbestos use increased dramatically in the country. The ban on asbestos came into force in 1993. Until then, several hundreds of thousands of workers had inhaled asbestos and the number of asbestos-related diseases increased. In this review, the history and current status on asbestos consumption, asbestos exposure and asbestos related occupational diseases in Germany is presented.
||occupational diseases; statistical trends; prohibition of use; asbestos; history; Germany
||literature survey; mesothelioma; fibre counts; lung cancer; medical supervision; schedule of occupational diseases; research; legislation; asbestosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology