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Title Asbestos and its diseases / edited by John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 403 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents From cotton-stone to the New York conference: asbestos-related diseases 1878-1965 / Bruce W. Case -- Mineralogy of asbestos / John E. Craighead, Allen Gibbs, and Fred Pooley -- Disease associated with asbestos industrial products and environmental exposure / John E. Craighead -- Epidemiology and risk assessment / Graham W. Gibbs and Geoffrey Berry
Molecular responses to asbestos : induction of cell proliferation and apoptosis through modulation of redox-dependent cell signaling pathways / Nicholas H. Heintz and Brooke T. Mossman -- Benign pleural and parenchymal disease associated with asbestos exposure / John E. Craighead -- Lung cancer associated with asbestos exposure / Richard Attanoos
Malignant disease of the pleura, peritoneum, and other serosal surfaces / Allen R. Gibbs and John E. Craighead -- Non-thoracic cancers possibly resulting from asbestos exposure / John E. Craighead -- Diagnostic features and clinical evaluation of the asbestos-associated disease / David Weil -- Radiological features of the asbestos-associated diseases / Haydn Adams and Michael D. Crane
Mineral fiber analysis and asbestos-related diseases / Allen R. Gibbs and Fred Pooley -- U.S. governmental regulatory approaches and actions / John E. Craighead -- Therapeutic approaches to malignant mesothelioma / Harvey I. Pass, Steven Hahn, and Nicholas Vogelzang -- Asbestos exposure and the law in the United States / Kevin Leahy -- Asbestos exposure and disease in the 20th and 21st centuries / Bertram Price and Adam Ware
Summary This work covers geology and mineralogy, lung function testing, industrial and commercial hygiene, risk assessment, cellular and molecular interactions, epidemiology of human diseases, physiology, clinical features, regulatory approaches, and absestos litigation. It will be a useful resource for both health professionals and lawyers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Asbestosis.
Asbestos -- Toxicology
Asbestos -- Health aspects
Asbestos -- Carcinogenicity
Asbestos -- adverse effects
Asbestosis -- etiology
Lung Neoplasms -- etiology
Occupational Exposure -- adverse effects
Pleural Neoplasms -- etiology
MEDICAL -- Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine.
Asbestos -- Carcinogenicity.
Asbestos -- Health aspects.
Asbestos -- Toxicology.
Form Electronic book
Author Craighead, John E.
Gibbs, A. R.
ISBN 9780199720828