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Asbestos and Its Diseases$
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John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178692

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.001.0001

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Asbestos Exposure and Disease Trends in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Asbestos Exposure and Disease Trends in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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Asbestos and Its Diseases

Bertram Price

Adam Ware

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the population characteristics of asbestos-associated diseases in the 20th century and presents a view of these characteristics for the 21st century. It considers the three principal asbestos-associated diseases: malignant mesothelioma (MM), lung cancer (LC), and asbestosis. It describes trends in the asbestos-associated diseases in various countries, including both industrialized and developing countries.

Keywords:   asbestos contamination, malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis

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