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Title: Asbestos and other natural mineral fibres / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
Authors: International Programme on Chemical Safety
WHO Task Group on Asbestos and other Natural Mineral Fibres
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: Japanese
English
Russian
Polish
Abstract: Reports the findings of a task group commissioned to review available data on asbestos and other natural mineral fibres and to assess the health risks associated with exposure. Because of the well-documented association between occupational exposure to asbestos and the development of serious disease, the book concentrates on the detection of points of inconsistency or consensus in the literature that can be used to develop a more precise understanding of health hazards. A section devoted to experimental work reviews the considerable body of toxicological data available from studies in animals and cell systems, emphasizing new findings that help elucidate the mechanisms of toxicity. The book also cites convincing evidence that erionite is an especially hazardous carcinogen
Description: pol published by: Lodz : Institute of Occupational Medicine
Russian version of nos. 39-61 bound together (barcode no. 0072067)
194 p.
Subject: Asbestos
Air Pollutants, Occupational
Context: toxicity
metadata.dc.subject.other: Health of Special Groups
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/37190
Other Identifiers: 9241541938
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