Asbestos

Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, Second Edition

Author: Ronald F. Dodson,Samuel P. Hammar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439809712

Category: Medical

Page: 680

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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.
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Parkes' Occupational Lung Disorders, Fourth Edition

Author: Anthony Newman Taylor,Paul Cullinan,Paul Blanc,Anthony Pickering

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149871580X

Category: Medical

Page: 559

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This authoritative text on occupational lung disorders builds upon the fundamentals, including clinical, epidemiological, and predictive approaches. It discusses interstitial and malignant diseases, airways diseases, and other respiratory issues, such as diving, working at high altitudes, and abnormal sleep conditions. It also covers related long-term conditions, such as asthma and COPD. This edition has been completely revised and brought up to date for all physicians dealing with pulmonary disorders caused by the environment or the workplace.
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Toxicology and Risk Assessment

Author: Anna M. Fan,George Alexeeff,Elaine Khan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9814613398

Category: Medical

Page: 1426

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The presence of chemicals in our environment is a subject of intense interest owing to the many potential adverse health effects to humans following exposure to these chemicals. The principles and practices of risk assessment are used to assess the associated health risks to provide a scientific and health basis for guidance or regulatory standards development and risk management decision making for public health protection. This book compiles, discusses, and presents cutting-edge research data and methodology in performing risk assessment of some major chemicals of concern in our environment. It also discusses the complexity of the scientific databases, the available and updated methodology, emerging issues, limitations in knowledge and methods, considerations of developmental and age sensitivities, use of defaults, case samples on results in risk assessment and risk management, and current and future perspectives. The editors are prominent in the field of environmental toxicology, risk assessment, and chemical regulations. This book will appeal to those interested in evaluating the human health effects of exposure to chemicals in the environment and the associated assessments and findings.
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The Health Effects of Asbestos

An Evidence-based Approach

Author: Dorsett D. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429586582

Category: Medical

Page: 393

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The health-related effects of asbestos have long been mired in controversy, with industry and plaintiff attorneys playing a significant role. This comprehensive book provides a balanced and extensive evidence-based critical analysis of the literature concerning asbestos-related diseases, from a scientific and historical perspective. The book presen
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Environmental Toxicants

Human Exposures and Their Health Effects

Author: Morton Lippmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471292982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 987

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A comprehensive guide to assessing the health effects of environmental toxicants in nonoccupational settings Now in a second edition, Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects continues to offer a unique perspective on a topic that is usually focused on exposure and effects in industrial settings. Fully revised and expanded, it presents comprehensive, cutting-edge information on the effects of human exposure to selected chemicals and physical agents in nonoccupational environments. Dr. Morton Lippmann assembles expert contributions by leading authorities on each of the twenty-five environmental agents examined, providing a critical review of the accumulated evidence concerning their known or likely impact on human health, especially after long-term exposure. Six new chapters have been added to this edition, discussing ambient particulate matter, chromium, mercury, noise, pesticides, and ultraviolet radiation. Existing chapters have been updated to include the most current information on performing risk assessments for established toxicants-from asbestos and benzene to the sick building syndrome. In the closing chapters, the authors place the discussion in a broader social and scientific context, exploring such issues as individual and community risk, environmental engineering for risk reduction, pulmonary medicine, and lessons learned in the industrial sector. Supplemented with more than 100 illustrations and photographs, and with a view to future research trends, Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects is an indispensable guide for public health officials, industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, and primary care physicians involved in risk assessment and management for exposed individuals and populations.
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Principles for Modelling Dose-response for the Risk Assessment of Chemicals

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241572396

Category: Medical

Page: 137

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Conclusions, and recommendations -- Introduction -- Risk analysis -- Dose-response modelling : basic concepts -- Dose-response modelling : why and when to use it -- Principles of dose-response modelling -- Communicating the results of dose-response modelling -- Conclusions and recommendations.
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Biological Monitoring

Heutige und Kunftige Moglichkeiten in der Arbeits- und Umweltmedizin

Author: Jurgen Angerer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527621210

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Auf Einladung der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) fand am 9. und 10. März 2000 ein Rundgespräch über heutige und künftige Möglichkeiten des Biomonitoring in Arbeits- und Umweltmedizin statt. Das Biomonitoring hat nicht zuletzt durch die unmittelbare Umsetzung der Arbeitsergebnisse der Senatskommission zur Prüfung gesundheitsschädlicher Arbeitsstoffe in geltendes Recht durch die deutsche Arbeitsschutzgesetzgebung in den letzten dreißig Jahren in Deutschland ein hohes Niveau erreicht. Das vorliegende Buch führt die Expertise verschiedener Fachdisziplinen von der Toxikologie, Arbeitsmedizin, Immunologie und Humangenetik bis hin zur Analytik und Epidemiologie zusammen. Hierbei wird die diagnostische Aussagekraft von zytogenetischen Parametern sowie von biochemischen und biologischen Effektmarkern für die Prävention von schadstoffbedingter Erkrankungen ausführlich erörtert. Das geführte Rundgespräch hat somit einen ersten Gedankenaustausch ermöglicht, aus dem sich künftige Forschung entwickeln soll, um die führende Rolle Deutschlands auf diesem wichtigen und sich dynamisch entwickelnden Forschungsgebiet zu halten.
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Primary Care, Second Edition

An Interprofessional Perspective

Author: Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP,Carol Green-Hernandez, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNS,Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171486

Category: Medical

Page: 1168

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A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text
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Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management

Principles and Practices

Author: Paolo Ricci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402037757

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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This book is about the legal, economical, and practical assessment and management of risky activities arising from routine, catastrophic environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. It includes a discussion of aspects of US and European Union law concerning risky activities, and then develops the economic analyses that are relevant to implementing choices within a supply and demand framework. The book also discusses exposure-response and time-series models used in assessing air and water pollution, as well as probabilistic cancer models, including toxicological compartmental, pharmaco-kinetic models and epidemiological relative risks and odds ratios-based models. Statistical methods to measure agreement, correlation and discordance are also developed. The methods and criteria of decision-analysis, including several measures of value of information (VOI) conclude the expositions. This book is an excellent text for students studying risk assessment and management.
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Basic Epidemiology

Author: R. Bonita,R. Beaglehole,Tord Kjellström,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547073

Category: Medical

Page: 213

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Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.
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Asbestos

still lethal/still legal : the need to better protect the health of American workers and their families : hearing before the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on examining asbestos, focusing on efforts to better protect the health of American workers and their families, March 1, 2007

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 60

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Blitzkrieg gegen den Krebs

Gesundheit und Propaganda im Dritten Reich

Author: Robert N. Proctor

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608910315

Category:

Page: 446

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Asbest und Lunge

Author: Nikolaus Konietzko,H. Teschler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642856691

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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Dieses Buch bietet eine sachgerechte Darstellung der neuesten Erkenntnisse über die Pathogenität der unterschiedlichen Asbestfasern, Nachweismethoden im Organismus des Menschen und Frühdiagnostik von Asbestschäden. Arbeits- und sozialmedizinische Belange finden hierbei eine besondere Berücksichtigung. Die - Geschichte des Asbest, - Physiologischen Eigenschaften der verschiedenen Asbestfasern, - Gesetzmäßigkeiten der Ablage der inhalierten Fasern in der Lunge, - Mechanismen der Fibrogenese und der Onkogenese werden im allgemeinen Teil des Buches behandelt. Eine systematische Darstellung der durch Asbest ausgelösten Erkrankungen der Lunge und der Pleura ist Gegenstand des zweiten Teils; Pathogenese, Differentialdiagnose, Therapie und Begutachtung werden jeweils konsequent behandelt. Neueste diagnostische Verfahren wie der Fasernachweis mittels Elektronenmikroskopie, hochauflösende Computertomographie, differenzierte Lungenfunktionstests sind selbstverständlich eingeschlossen.
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Forecasting Product Liability Claims

Epidemiology and Modeling in the Manville Asbestos Case

Author: Eric Stallard,Kenneth G. Manton,Joel E. Cohen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387949871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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The Johns-Manville asbestos litigation took 12 years to reach settlement and is expected to generate nearly 500,000 claims at a value of over $34 billion. This book describes the tasks of forecasting the number, timing, and nature of claims from a set of exposed persons of unknown size. The models will be of use in other product liability cases. Written for a broad audience of actuaries, biostatisticans, health scientists, financial analysts, and statisticians.
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Occupational Toxicology, Second Edition

Author: Chris Winder,Neill H. Stacey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142005578X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

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Hazardous agents are an ongoing concern in the modern workplace, with many examples of workers being severely affected by chemicals as a result of both acute and chronic exposure. Occupational Toxicology, 2nd Edition introduces the basics of toxicology that underpin the application of toxicological information to the workplace environment. The book contains chapters on the most important workplace exposures such as metals, pesticides, solvents, plastics, gases, and particulate matter, as well as the organs likely to be affected. The lungs and the skin are given individual consideration as common sites of injury and disease caused by exposure to chemicals. Genotoxicity and cancer are also singled out for particular attention due to ongoing concern about cancer-related effects of chemicals. Important fields interfacing with occupational toxicology - hygiene, epidemiology, and occupational medicine - are also covered to assist the reader in understanding the necessity of cross-discipline considerations in dealing with workplace exposures. This practical approach makes this book particularly valuable to students of toxicology as well as to occupational health and safety professionals at all levels.
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Oncologic Imaging: A Multidisciplinary Approach E-Book

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Author: Paul Silverman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733334

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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Here’s the multidisciplinary guidance you need for optimal imaging of malignancies. Radiologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists offer state-of-the-art guidelines for diagnosis, staging, and surveillance, equipping all members of the cancer team to make the best possible use of today’s noninvasive diagnostic tools. Consult with the best. Dr. Paul M. Silverman and more than 100 other experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center provide you with today's most dependable answers on every aspect of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the cancer patient. Recognize the characteristic presentation of each cancer via current imaging modalities and understand the clinical implications of your findings. Effectively use traditional imaging modalities such as Multidetector CT (MDCT), PET/CT, and MR in conjunction with the latest advances in molecular oncology and targeted therapies. Find information quickly and easily thanks to a consistent, highly templated format complete with "Key Point" summaries, algorithms, drawings, and full-color staging diagrams. Make confident decisions with guidance from comprehensive algorithms for better staging and imaging evaluation. Access the fully searchable text online, along with high-quality downloadable images for use in teaching and lecturing and online-only algorithms, at expertconsult.com.
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Epidemiology

An Introduction

Author: Kenneth J. Rothman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942676

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Across the last forty years, epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. A now-classic text, the second edition of this essential introduction to epidemiology presents the core concepts in a unified approach that aims to cut through the fog and elucidate the fundamental concepts. Rather than focusing on formulas or dogma, the book presents basic epidemiologic principles and concepts in a coherent and straightforward exposition. By emphasizing a unifying set of ideas, students will develop a strong foundation for understanding the principles of epidemiologic research.
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