The Health Effects of Asbestos: An Evidence-Based Approach.
The Health Effects of Asbestos: An Evidence-Based Approach
Dorsett D. Smith
Asbestos exposure has attracted substantial amounts of attention over the years, not only from the medical community responsible for diagnosing and treating related diseases, but also in a legal context. As Smith notes in his introduction, described asbestos litigation as the "alongest-running mass tort litigation in the U.S. history." The book provides readers with an understanding of the numerous and complex issues related to asbestos exposure through a critical analysis of the available literature concerning asbestos-related diseases. He addresses the history of the commercial use of asbestos and the discovery of adverse health effects, the development of workers' compensation and employer responsibility, asbestosis, the association between asbestosis and lung cancer, asbestos-related pleural disease, and other related cancers and diseases. He also covers household and other types of exposure, government intervention to provide safety standards, and risk modeling. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)