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Asbestos and its diseases

Author: John E Craighead; A R Gibbs
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work covers geology and mineralogy, lung function testing, industrial and commercial hygiene, risk assessment, cellular and molecular interactions, epidemiology of human diseases, physiology, clinical features, regulatory approaches, and absestos litigation. It will be a useful resource for both health professionals and lawyers
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Craighead; A R Gibbs
ISBN: 9780195178692 0195178696
OCLC Number: 895790627
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 401 s. [8] s. of plates) illustrations (some color)
Contents: 1. From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878-1965 ; 2. Mineralogy of Asbestos ; 3. Diseases Associated with Asbestos Industrial Products and Environmental Exposure ; 4. Epidemiology and Risk Assessment ; 5. Molecular Responses to Asbestos: Induction of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis via Modulation of Redox-Dependent Cell Signaling Pathways ; 6. Benign Pleural and Parenchymal Disease Associated with Asbestos Exposure ; 7. Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure ; 8. Malignant Disease of the Pleura, Peritoneum, and Other Serosal Surfaces ; 9. Non-Thoracic Cancers Possibly Resulting from Asbestos ; 10. Diagnostic Features and Clinical Evaluation of the Asbestos-Associated Disease ; 11. Radiological Features of the Asbestos-Associated Diseases ; 12. Mineral Fiber Analysis and Asbestos-Related Diseases ; 13. U.S. Governmental Regulatory Approaches and Actions ; 14. Therapeutic Approaches to Malignant Mesothelioma ; 15. Asbestos Exposure and the Law in the United States ; 16. Asbestos Exposure and Disease in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Responsibility: edited by John E. Craighead, Allen R. Gibbs

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This work covers geology and mineralogy, lung function testing, industrial and commercial hygiene, risk assessment, cellular and molecular interactions, epidemiology of human diseases, physiology, clinical features, regulatory approaches, and absestos litigation. It will be a useful resource for both health professionals and lawyers

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I would consider it a very practical resource to add to my personal library. * Joel C Seidman, MD, Doody's Notes *

 
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