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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


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


Nonthoracic Cancers Possibly Resulting from 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/9780195178692.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the 1970s and 1980s, studies of asbestos workers in both Europe and North America suggested on the basis of preliminary epidemiological evidence that cancer in several major organ systems, other ... 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


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


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


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


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