|Document ID (ISN)||102908|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||The asbestos war
||July-Sep. 2003, Vol.9, No.3, p.173-298 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/0903_KazanAllen.pdf (Introduction) [in English]
||Asbestos is still being sold despite overwhelming evidence linking it to debilitating and fatal disease. This issue on asbestos-related problems covers following aspects: the fight to ban asbestos; scientific controversy; statistics of malignant mesothelioma in Australia; legal actions for compensation in South Africa and France; history of asbestos mining in Southern Africa; cross-country comparative overview of the asbestos situation in ten Asian countries; asbestos-related morbidity in India; impact of asbestos waste around the Roro hills, India, on the neighbouring population's health; asbestos situation in Japan, Korea, Mexico and Belgium; globalization and the transfer of a hazardous industry.
||asbestos; morbidity; mortality; asbestos mining; asbestosis; health hazards; pleural mesothelioma
||India; history; Australia; Mexico; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Belgium; South Africa; France; amosite; chrysotile; crocidolite; amphibole; tremolite; waste disposal; compensation of occupational diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying