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Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Ronald F. Dodson, Samuel P. Hammar

CRC Press

680 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 339 B/W Illus.

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The first edition of Asbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects received critical acclaim due to the interdisciplinary nature of its content. Editors Ronald Dodson and Samuel Hammar have carefully kept this popular focus while updating and expanding the topics covered in the first edition with the help of internationally known experts. While there are hundreds of books available on many different aspects of asbestos, none contain the encyclopedic, comprehensive coverage you will find here.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Definitions of asbestos by different methodologies and the potential impact that those forms have on health
  • Internationally accepted sampling/analytical schemes
  • Findings of major asbestos-related diseases that continue to increase in most industrialized countries where asbestos is widely used
  • Information on asbestos-induced diseases in biological systems
  • Expanded regulations chapter

Copiously illustrated with diagrams, tables, and photographs, including some in color, the book remains an interdisciplinary resource on the major issues in asbestos exposure and human health, with coverage that spans history, pathology, and epidemiology as well as sampling, analysis, and regulatory issues. The editors’ expertise and careful updating set this book apart, making it a comprehensive resource that interlinks diverse specialties. They provide an updated and expanded state-of-the-art discussion of important interdisciplinary factors associated with asbestos-related issues in an easy-to-use reference.


Praise for the Previous Edition

"The authors clearly have a very detailed understanding of the relevant laws and provide a comprehensive overview of the links between these and environmental health. (The book's) value lies in meeting the generalist needs of public interest groups, high school teachers, first year introductory undergraduate courses and, possibly, environmental health practitioners."

Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2004

Table of Contents

The History of Asbestos Utilization and Recognition of Asbestos-Induced Diseases, D.W. Henderson and J. Leigh

Asbestos Analysis Methods, J.R. Millette

Analysis and Relevance of Asbestos Burden in Tissue, R.F. Dodson

The Molecular Pathogenesis of Asbestos-Related Disorders, S. Klebe and D.W. Henderson

Epidemiology of Asbestos-Related Diseases and the Knowledge That Led to What Is Known Today, R.A. Lemen

Asbestos and Carcinoma of the Lung, D.W. Henderson and J. Leigh

Asbestos and Mesothelioma, S.P. Hammar

Asbestos and Other Cancers, S.P. Hammar, R.A. Lemen, D.W. Henderson, and J. Leigh

Asbestosis, S.P. Hammar

Asbestos-Induced Pleural Disease, S.P. Hammar

Uncommon Nonmalignant Asbestos-Induced Conditions, S.P. Hammar

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Nonmalignant Asbestos-Related Diseases, G.K. Friedman

Malignant Diseases Attributed to Asbestos Exposure, G.K. Friedman

Core Curriculum for Practicing Physicians Related to Asbestos, J.L. Levin and P.P. Rountree

Asbestos Regulations and Their Applications, D.T. Crane and A.C. Malott


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Toxicology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety