ASBESTOS: HEALTH RISKS AND THEIR PREVENTION

A S B E S T O S : HEALTH RISKS A N D THEIR PREVENTION MEETING OF EXPERTS O N T H E SAFE USE OF ASBESTOS G E N E V A , 11-18 D E C E M B E R 1373 I ...
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A S B E S T O S : HEALTH RISKS A N D THEIR PREVENTION

MEETING OF EXPERTS O N T H E SAFE USE OF ASBESTOS G E N E V A , 11-18 D E C E M B E R

1373

I N T E R N A T I O N A L LABOUR OFFICE - G E N E V A

43348

ISBN 92-2-101229-8

First published 1974

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Contents

Ease Report of the Meeting of Experts on the Safe Use of Asbestos Health Hazards of Asbestos by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer-, Department of Employment, United Kingdom

1 19

1.

The Effects of Asbestos on the Human Body

19

2.

Factors Influencing the Harmful Effects of Asbestos

21

3.

Prevention of Disease

22

i». Monitoring the Health of Workers 5.

The Department of Employment Survey of Asbestos Workers

Pathology of Asbestos by Professor J. Chaopeiz

23 24 29

1.

Introduction

29

2.

Criteria for Detecting Asbestosis

29

3.

Problems Presented by Exposure to Asbestos Fibres and the Appearance of a Pleural Mesothelioma ....

33

4.

Bronchial Cancer and Asbestos

66

Technical Prevention of Asbestos Hazards by A. Wilkie

72

1.

Assessment of the Exposure

72

2.

Methods of Protection

75

3.

Problem Areas Remaining

BO

Survey of Statutory provisions relating to the Prevention of Health Risks due to Asbestos

81

1.

Introduction

81

2.

General

81

3.

Scope of the Problem

82

4.

National Technical Provisions relating to Asbestos

85

5.

Medical Supervision

91

6.

Information and Training

93

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