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Document ID (ISN)102908
CIS number 03-1748
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kazan-Allen L.
Title The asbestos war
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2003, Vol.9, No.3, p.173-298 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access (Introduction) [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; morbidity; mortality; asbestos mining; asbestosis; health hazards; pleural mesothelioma
Descriptors (secondary) India; history; Australia; Mexico; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Belgium; South Africa; France; amosite; chrysotile; crocidolite; amphibole; tremolite; waste disposal; compensation of occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; USA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying