Blue asbestos, teased to show the fibrous nature of the mineral Serpentine class fibers are curly. Chrysotile is the only member of the serpentine class.
Additional Resources Hazards Asbestos workers have increased chances of getting two principal types of cancer: These diseases do not develop immediately following exposure to asbestos, but appear only after a number of years.
The following references describe the health hazards of asbestos and how to recognize them. Also available in Spanish.
Provides general OSHA guidelines for asbestos. Includes recommendations for preventing occupational exposure to asbestos and other resources. Revised Recommended Asbestos Standard. Provides extensive discussion of asbestos hazards and control measures.
Though the material is dated, this is a valuable resource. Includes health effects, how workers should be protected, and NIOSH investigations of potential asbestos exposures to downstream users of this vermiculite.
Provides residents of Libby, Montana information to reduce asbestos exposure until the EPA Superfund clean-up program is completed. Report on Carcinogens RoC.
Identifies and discusses agents, substances, mixtures, or exposure circumstances that may pose a health hazard due to their carcinogenicity.
The listing of substances in the RoC only indicates a potential hazard and does not establish the exposure conditions that would pose cancer risks to individuals. In this study the briefest occupational exposure to asbestos associated with a mesothelial tumour was three weeks, but if asbestos was a cause of mesothelioma it cannot be assumed that lesser exposures are safe.
Neoplasms of the pleura. Hodgson JT, Darton A. Discusses whether there is a threshold for cancer initiation by asbestos which is a question with important implications for risk at low levels of exposure.
All pleural and peritoneal cancer deaths occurred 30 or more years after first exposure. Provides description of patients with malignant mesothelioma MMfocusing on exposure, occupation, survival and prognostic factors.
Wang X, Lin S, et. A cohort of males and females from a chrysotile textile factory were prospectively followed for 37 years. The data confirmed significantly excess mortality from mesothelioma in either gender, lung and larynx cancers in males, and ovarian cancer in females. Toxicological Profile for Asbestos.
Characterizes the toxicological and adverse health effects information of asbestos.
Answers the most frequently asked health questions about asbestos. Discusses the health effects of asbestos. Provides a summary source of information of all potential and most severe health hazards that may result from asbestos exposure.
Provides fact sheets on asbestosis, links to its asbestos page, and to reports on other forms of lung disease. Founded in to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms.
Asbestos Statistics and Information. Includes commodities production summaries, minerals yearbook and special publications.
Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk. International Chemical Safety Cards. Summarizes essential health and safety information.Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of This law ordered the EPA to monitor asbestos in schools. It established regulatory standards for inspections and proper abatement of asbestos in schools.
History of Asbestos.
History of Asbestos. Although the use of asbestos dates back to prehistoric times, the mineral came into popularity during the Industrial Age. The U.S. began regulating asbestos in the s, but it has yet to ban the mineral. In the United States, increased consumption stemmed from the population’s growing demand for.
A detailed history of asbestos from BC to the present day.
Get assistance with this site United States adopted ‘safe’ dust limit of particles of asbestos per cubic centimetre in the workplace. Management Review Report released in August recommended the development of a national strategic plan to improve asbestos .
A Brief History of Asbestos Use and Associated Health Risks First in a series of articles on asbestos: Its history, chemical and physical properties, uses, health hazards and the legal implications of asbestosis & mesothelioma.
Asbestos Awareness. Asbestos was widely used in building materials from around the 's to the early 's and since many University buildings were constructed during that time, asbestos management is a major program on campus.
Despite legislative efforts to ban asbestos in the United States, there is still no official federal ban of the carcinogen. Contact; About Us; Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of The history of asbestos legislation in the U.S. is riddled with controversy, cover-ups and political and corporate interests.