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Document ID (ISN)109383
CIS number 09-409
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Park E.K., Hannaford-Turner K.M., Hyland R.A., Johnson A.R., Yates D.H.
Title Asbestos-related occupational lung diseases in NSW, Australia and potential exposure of the general population
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.46, No.6, p.535-540. 43 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Asbestos is a fibrous silicate which is recognized as causing a variety of lung disorders including malignant mesothelioma of the pleura, lung cancer and asbestosis. Asbestos use has been banned in most developed countries but exposure risk still exists under strict regulation in occupational settings and also occasionally in domestic settings. Although the hazards of asbestos are well known in developed countries, awareness of its adverse health effects is less in other parts of the world, particularly when exposure occurs in non-occupational settings. Experience of asbestos use and its adverse health effects in developed countries such as Australia have resulted in development of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos-related diseases as well as in screening and this can be used to help developing countries facing the issue of asbestos exposure.
Descriptors (primary) New South Wales; occupational diseases; risk factors; lung diseases; exposure evaluation; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; pleural mesothelioma; lung cancer; asbestosis; diagnosis; developing countries; substitution; health hazards; safe working methods; medical supervision; medical treatment; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Exposure evaluation