- Examines the correlations between asbestos fiber length and disease
- Covers the normal anatomy and functions of the respiratory system as a background for discussions on the mechanisms by which asbestos induces temporary and permanent changes
- Reviews the cellular, biochemical, and molecular influences of asbestos that can result in irreversible cellular damage and tumor development
- Highlights governmental regulations in industrialized and developing countries that attempt to impact on asbestos levels
- Includes an overview of asbestos-related diseases applicable to a wide range of healthcare professionals
While there are hundreds of books available on many different aspects of asbestos, none contain the encyclopedic, comprehensive coverage you will find here. Edited by leading authorities, with contributions from specialists and leaders in their respective fields, Asbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects provides a cross-disciplinary approach and an authoritative review of asbestos research. The breadth and depth of coverage spans history, pathology, epidemiology, as well as sampling, analysis, and regulatory issues.
Following the path of asbestos from its natural sources to its effects at the cell, organism, and population levels, the volume covers testing methods, types of exposure, and the associated health effects. It provides a multi-disciplinary look at sampling methods, analysis, pathology, and regulations. The book explores differences in the detection levels achieved with various techniques applied to the various types of environmental and human samples. This includes comparisons of recommended and/or required sampling schemes and the parameters associated with the instruments used in each of the methods.
Offering state-of-the-art data on asbestos exposure and the resultant development of disease, the content is styled so that the depth of coverage is sufficient for specialists and researchers but also useful for anyone having to deal with asbestos-related problems.