|Document ID (ISN)||57523|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0748-2337 - Toxicology and Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Dangerous and cancer-causing properties of products and chemicals in the oil refining and petrochemical industry. Part V, Asbestos-caused cancers and exposure of workers in the oil refining industry
||Jan.-Mar. 1991, Vol.7, No.1/2, p.53-71. Illus. 57 ref.
||In the oil refining and petrochemical industries exposure to cancer-causing asbestos particles, especially during equipment repair and maintenance, is very high. Up to 90% of workers in the oil refining industry had direct and/or indirect contact with asbestos, and more than half of this contact occurred without the use of any kind of precaution, exposing these workers to a high risk of developing lung cancer and mesothelioma, both fatal diseases. The hazards include: inadequate health and safety training for both company personnel and workers; failure to inform about the dangers and diseases (cancers) resulting from exposure to asbestos; excessive use of large numbers of untrained and uninformed contract workers; lack of use of protective equipment; antiquated approached and responses to repairing asbestos breaks and replacement of asbestos in oil-refining facilities.
||asbestos; maintenance and repair; neoplasms; petrochemical industry; petroleum refining
||mesothelioma; carcinogenic effects; exposure evaluation; lung cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Petroleum and natural gas industry