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Author Smith, Dorsett D., author

Title The Health effects of asbestos : an evidence-based approach / Dorsett D. Smith
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 381 pages) : illustrations
Series Online access with DDA: Askews (Medicine)
Contents 1. How to critically read and find truth in the medical scientific literature -- 2. Limitations of epidemiologic exposure studies on the health effects of asbestos -- 3. Clinical toxicology of asbestos -- 4. History of asbestos commercial use and discovery of adverse health effects : asbestosis -- 5. What is asbestosis and what is not : radiology and pathology correlates -- 6. The association of lung cancer and asbestosis -- 7. The effect of smoking and lung cancer -- 8. Asbestos-related pleural disease -- 9. Disability and impairment in asbestosis and asbestos-related diffuse pleural disease -- 10. The evolution of workers' compensation and employer responsibility -- 11. Does asbestos cause additional malignancies other than lung cancer and mesothelioma? -- 12. Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma -- 13. The many causes of mesothelioma -- 14. Other causes of mesothelioma not related to asbestiform mineral fibers -- 15. Mesothelioma and asbestos fiber type -- 16. Chrysotile and mesothelioma -- 17. The tremolite hypothesis -- 18. Mesothelioma latency and risk -- 19. Household and neighborhood exposure to asbestos -- 20. What did asbestos pipe insulation manufacturers and the U.S. Navy understand about the risk to manufacturing employees and end users? -- 21. The intervention of government to provide safety standards -- 22. Is there a safe or risk-free level of asbestos exposure?
Summary The health-related effects of asbestos have long been mired in controversy, with industry and plaintiff attorneys playing a significant role. This comprehensive book provides a balanced and extensive evidence-based critical analysis of the literature concerning asbestos-related diseases, from a scientific and historical perspective. The book presents a carefully referenced review of the medical literature on the health effects of asbestos, and reflects the extensive experience of the author in evaluating patients with asbestos-related disorders
Analysis Asbestos
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 2, 2015)
Subject Asbestosis -- Complications
Evidence-based medicine.
Risk assessment.
Asbestos -- adverse effects
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects
Risk Assessment
risk assessment.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Risk assessment.
Evidence-based medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1498728405