2nd Edition

Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, Second Edition

ISBN 9781439809686
Published June 15, 2011 by CRC Press
680 Pages 32 Color & 339 B/W Illustrations

USD $240.00

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Book Description

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.

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

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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