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Asbestos: Risks, Environment and Impact $129.00
Editors: Antonio Soto and Gael Salazar
Book Description:
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral with long, thin fibrous crystals. It is known as the miracle mineral because of its soft and pliant properties, as well as its ability to withstand heat. Asbestos is known to be toxic and the inhalation of asbestos can be potentially lethal. Since the mid 1980s, many uses of asbestos have been banned in several countries. The Environmental Protection Agency also banned the use of asbestos and as a result, man-made fibers have been manufactured and used in many applications to replace asbestos. However, asbestos can still be found naturally in the air outdoors and in some drinkable water, including water from natural sources. As this book discusses, studies conducted in laboratory animals have shown that certain man-made fibers may have biological effects similar to those of asbestos. This book addresses this serious health concern caused by asbestos as well as potential fiber-related lung injury due to the inhalation of man-made fiber aerosols.

Table of Contents:

Research and Review Studies

Deposition of Man-Made Fibers in the Human Respiratory Airway;pp. 1-36
(Wei-Chung Su, Yung Sung Cheng, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA)

Number of Plasmids Transported into Escherichia Coli through the Yoshida Effect and Predicted Structure of the Penetration-Intermediate;pp. 37-55
(Naoto Yoshida, Dept. of Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences, Univ. of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan)

Prevention and Detection of Asbestos-Related Diseases in Finland;pp. 57-70
(Matti S. Huuskonen)

Autoantibody Profiles of an Asbestos-Exposed Population;pp. 71-94
(Jean C. Pfau, David J. Blake, Marvin J. Fritzler, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana, USA, and others)

Epidemiology of Mesothelioma: The Role of Asbestos;pp. 95-135
(Massimo Menegozzo, Simona Menegozzo, Roberto Pasetto, Pietro Comba, Campania Regional Operating Center (COR) Naples,Italy and others)

Asbestos Litigation: Prospects for Legislative Resolution;pp. 137-151
(Edward Rappaport)

Short Communications

The Efficiency of the CUSCORE Test as Compared to that Applied to SMR in Detection of a Carcinogenic Exposure;pp. 153-160
(Rina Chen, BioForum, Applied Knowledge Center, Ness-Ziona, Israel)

Endemic Pleural Plaques and Mesotheliomas in Northern Greece
(Sichletidis Lazaros, Chloros Diamantis, Laboratory for the Investigation of Environmental Diseases, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Immunological Effects of Asbestos
(Takemi Otsuki, Megumi Maeda, Yoshie Miura, Hiroaki Hayashi, Shuko Murakami, Naoko Kumagai, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Dept. of Hygiene, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan)


      Environmental Health - Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-61209-853-1
   Status: AV
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