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Controlling Asbestos in Buildings
An Economic Investigation

ISBN 9781138961029
Published April 26, 2017 by Routledge
116 Pages

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Book Description

Asbestos dust is well-known for causing cancer and other life-threatening illnesses yet still contaminates countless schools, factories and office buildings. This raises the issue of the best way to deal with Asbestos; immediate removal, containment or removal at renovation or demolition. Originally published in 1986, this report aims to evaluate these methods of dealing with asbestos in relation to their cost-effectiveness to conclude the most appropriate solution. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies and Economics.

Table of Contents

 Acknowledgments;  1. Introduction  2. Asbestos Exposures in Buildings  3. Models for Predicting Asbestos Disease  4. Control of Asbestos in Buildings  5. Economic Framework  6. Economic Analysis of Asbestos Control  7. Conclusions;  Appendix A: Model of Removal Costs and Building Life;  Appendix B: Model of the Firm;  Appendix C: The Cost of Saving Lives

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