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Diseases Associated with Asbestos Industrial Products and Environmental Exposure

John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the current understanding of the health risks associated with employment in various industries where exposure is alleged to occur. Topics discussed include textile mill ... More


Epidemiology and Risk Assessment

Graham W. Gibbs and Geoffrey Berry

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the magnitudes of risk for the development of asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma (MM), and lung cancer (LC) resulting from exposure to different airborne concentrations of ... More


Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure

Richard Attanoos

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the history of asbestos-related lung cancer (LC) together with the prevailing theories of lung carcinogenesis in asbestos-exposed subjects. The synergism between tobacco smoke ... More


Asbestos Exposure and the Law in the United States

Kevin Leahy

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the historical development of asbestos litigation and the current state of relevant legal affairs in the United States. Depending on one's vantage point, the history of ... More


Malignant Diseases of the Pleura, Peritoneum, and Other Serosal Surfaces

Allen R. Gibbs and John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on malignant mesothelioma (MM) and other mesothelial lesions and conditions that mimic MM. MM is now, alongside lung cancer, the most important occupational cancer among ... More


Diagnostic Features and Clinical Evaluation of the Asbestos-Associated Diseases

David Weill

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the clinical manifestations of asbestos-associated lung problems, with particular emphasis on the milder forms of the diseases, which are now more common. Topics discussed ... More


Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases

Allen R. Gibbs and Fred Pooley

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses mineral fiber analysis in asbestos-related diseases. Mineral fiber analysis can provide valuable information for both research and the assessment of exposure. Studies of ... More


US Governmental Regulatory Approaches and Actions

John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the historical evolution of society's efforts to protect workers and the members of the general public in the United States in the context of the existing regulations in major ... More


Radiological Features of the Asbestos-Associated Diseases

Haydn Adams and Michael D. Crane

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the radiological appearances of benign and malignant asbestos-related chest diseases and the utility of the various imaging modalities for the assessment of each manifestation. ... More


Molecular Responses to Asbestos: Induction of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis Through Modulation of Redox-Dependent Cell Signaling Pathways

Nicholas H. Heintz and Brooke T. Mossman

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses how asbestos interacts with cell-signaling pathways to modulate cell functions, including induction of proliferation and cell death, either by necrosis or by apoptosis ... More


Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales: Trends and Risk Factors

Anthony Swerdlow, Isabel Dos Santos Silva, and Richard Doll

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192627483
eISBN:
9780191723698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627483.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancer causes a quarter of all deaths in England and Wales. There is great professional and public interest in cancer trends, but no satisfactory source to which to turn to find information about ... More


Therapeutic Approaches to Malignant Mesothelioma

Harvey I. Pass, Stephen Hahn, and Nicholas Vogelzang

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on malignant mesothelioma (MM). Topics discussed include prognostic indicators, staging, treatment, surgery, radiotherapy, prevention of recurrences of MM in chest scars, ... More


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