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.
Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1. From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878-1965; Chapter 2. Mineralogy of Asbestos; Chapter 3. Diseases Associated with Asbestos Industrial Products and Environmental Exposure; Chapter 4. Epidemiology and Risk Assessment; Chapter 5. Molecular Responses to Asbestos: Induction of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis Through Modulation of Redox-Dependent Cell Signaling Pathways; Chapter 6. Benign Pleural and Parenchymal Diseases Associated with Asbestos Exposure; Chapter 7. Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure Chapter 8. Malignant Diseases of the Pleura, Peritoneum, and Other Serosal SurfacesChapter 9. Nonthoracic Cancers Possibly Resulting from Asbestos Exposure; Chapter 10. Diagnostic Features and Clinical Evaluation of the Asbestos-Associated Diseases; Chapter 11. Radiological Features of the Asbestos-Associated Diseases; Chapter 12. Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases; Chapter 13. US Governmental Regulatory Approaches and Actions; Chapter 14. Therapeutic Approaches to Malignant Mesothelioma; Chapter 15. Asbestos Exposure and the Law in the United States Chapter 16. Asbestos Exposure and Disease Trends in the 20th and 21st CenturiesIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; Z
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