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.
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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