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Medical Provision, Diagnosis, and Prescription

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

For most workers who joined or were employed in the asbestos industry, there was no indication that they were working with a hazardous material. However, for the minority employed in the ‘scheduled ... More


Compensation for Asbestos Workers

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The Asbestos Scheme was introduced in 1931. Like the dust and medical regulations, the legislation applied only to ‘scheduled areas’, in other words, the main preparatory and textile processes; the ... More


Dust, Mortality, and the Cancer Hazard: 1940s to the Early 1960s

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The period after the Second World War was the most successful in Turner & Newall's history, when the company emerged as the ‘Asbestos Giant’. In 1949, the company's head office was moved to ... More


Countervailing Forces

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter sheds more light on the central question of this book: why it took so many decades for the full implications of the asbestos health problem to be realized and acted upon. Data ... More


Lighting the Powder Trail

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

In retrospect, it seems remarkable that the asbestos industry should have declined so swiftly. It was the 1960s — especially the mid-1960s — when the tide turned. The first force for change was ... More


The Asbestos ‘Bomb’ Explodes

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The 1969 Regulations had for the first time set a quantitative limit for asbestos dust, yet neither the asbestos industry nor the government felt able to implement or enforce such a threshold ... More


Asbestos and Its Diseases

John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although asbestos was once considered a miracle mineral, today even the word itself has ominous implications for all strata of our society. Incorporated in the past into over 3,000 different ... 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


Benign Pleural and Parenchymal Diseases Associated with Asbestos 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/9780195178692.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Asbestosis can be considered either a clinical disease, which is manifest functionally, and readily demonstrable by radiological means, or a pathological entity of variable degrees of severity, but ... More


Asbestos Exposure and Disease Trends in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Bertram Price and Adam Ware

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/9780195178692.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the population characteristics of asbestos-associated diseases in the 20th century and presents a view of these characteristics for the 21st century. It considers the three ... More


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