Health Hazards Associated with Asbestos Exposure: Implication for the Construction Industry

by Maxine Mueller Hinze,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Current Issues in Asbestos Removal


The paper presents some asbestos diseases: lung cancer, mesothelioma; gastrointestinal cancers; asbestosis. A historical perspective of asbestos-related diseases is given. The occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) regulatory history governing asbestos is discussed. Current asbestos health risks today are extrapolated from past exposure data and morbidity/mortality data.

Subject Headings: Health hazards | Risk management | Asbestos | Construction industry | Occupational safety | History | Legislation | Diseases

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