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Asbestos : medical and legal aspects

Author: Barry I Castleman; Stephen L Berger
Publisher: New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry I Castleman; Stephen L Berger
ISBN: 0735552606 9780735552609
OCLC Number: 56805757
Description: xxi, 894 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. The Development of Knowledge About Asbestosis --
The Discovery of Asbestosis --
Case Reports in Medical Journals --
The British Survey of Disease in Asbestos Factories --
Other Events of 1930 --
Asbestosis in Canada --
1931-1935: Taking Account of Asbestosis --
Cartels Spur Asbestos Expansion --
Conclusion --
2. Cancer --
Introduction --
Discovery of the Cancer Threat with Asbestosis --
Coroner's Inquests at Rochdale --
Early Saranac Laboratory Cancer Tests with Asbestos --
Additional Reports and Reviews Published in the 1940s --
The Factory Inspectorate Report on Asbestosis and Cancer --
The Scientific American Article --
Dr. Wyers's Report from Cape Asbestos --
Dr. Schepers's Visit to America --
The Saranac Lab's Cancer Studies for the Quebec Asbestos Mining Association --
More Reports and Reviews Linking Asbestos and Cancer --
Muzzling Dr. Hueper and Ensuring Hazardous Industries --
The Seventh Saranac Symposium --
The Louvain Symposium --
Other Reports in the Early 1950s --
Doll's Study and Other Events --
Negative Opinions on Asbestos as a Cause of Cancer --
Other Developments in 1955 --
Industry Reaction --
The Industrial Hygiene Foundation Cancer Study --
Remaining Doubters --
National Differences in Asbestos Carcinogenicity --
More Reports of Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, and Other Cancers from Asbestos --
Other Sources of Information on Asbestos and Cancer --
Some Historical Comments of Asbestos Industry Medical Experts on Asbestos --
Carcinogenicity --
Conclusion --
3. Compensation: The Final Check-Up --
Early History of Workers' Compensation --
Compensation for Asbestos Disease --
Asbestos Compensation in the Early Years: Damage Suits --
Compensation in Great Britain --
Industry "Editing" of Medical Publications: Lanza's Surveys --
The Asbestos Magazine Letters --
Rising Tide of Compensation in the 1930s --
Three Stories of Compensation --
A Lobster Lunch with Vandiver Brown --
Owens-Corning "Fiber-glass Itch Documents" --
Saranac Compensation Reviews for Manufacturers --
Published Literature on Compensability of Asbestosis Disability in Asbestos Product Users --
Cancer --
Workers' Compensation Claims by Insulators against Contracting Divisions of Asbestos Product. --
Manufacturers --
Lawsuits by Product Users Against Asbestos Manufacturers --
Corporate Compensation Meetings at Manville --
The Law Journals and Informal Consultation --
with Insurance Officials on Compensation Matters --
Asbestosis Compensation in U.S. Navy Shipyards --
The Mancuso Documents --
Compensation at the Asbestos Mines in Canada --
Obstacles to Workers' Compensation --
Chapter Eleven --
Conclusion --
4. Thresholds and Standards --
Social Origins and Nature of Direct Measures to Prevent Occupational Disease in the --
United States --
Standards for Asbestos --
Early British Factory Surveys and Standards --
U.S. Reports Relating Degree of Exposure to Degree of Disease Risk --
Plant Surveys by the U.S. Public Health Service --
Asbestos Fiber Fraction of Inhaled Dust --
Dust Control Measures in Germany --
The British Shipyard Asbestos Regulations --
Unsteady Movement Toward Numerical Exposure Limits --
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists TLVs --
Reaction in Other Countries to U.S. Numerical Guidelines for Asbestosis --
Length of Fibers and Asbestosis --
The Added Threat of Cancer --
Criticism of the TLV and Delayed Response --
Development of the Current U.S. Asbestos Standard --
How many Fibers a Day is 2 Fibers per Cubic Centimeter? --
Standards in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Sweden --
Exposure to Asbestos in Insulation Work --
Cancer from Asbestos in the Absence of Asbestosis --
Efficacy of Current Standards and Proposals to Change Them --
Conclusion --
5. Asbestos Product Use --
The Charges: Failure to Test, Failure to Warn --
Basic "State of the Art" Defense Arguments --
The Published Literature on Asbestos Disease from Product Use --
The Fleischer, Viles, Gade, and Drinker Report --
Other Early Population Studies of Asbestosis in Insulators --
The "Downstream" Literature Unpublished Documentation Sprayed --
Asbestos Epidemiology of Cancer in Asbestos --
Product Users Conclusion --
6. Alternatives to Asbestos Insulation --
Introduction Patents and Government Publications The Role of --
Asbestos Magnesia Insulation Calcium Silicate Insulation --
Insulating Cements Use of Mineral Wool Insulation in Oil --
Refineries and Industrial Plants Conclusion Annotated List of --
Thermal Insulation Patents Annotated List of Cement Patents Annotated List of --
Friction Element Patents Annotated List of Floor Covering Patents Annotated List of --
Paint, Plaster --
and Tile Patents Annotated List of Packing and Gasket Patents Annotated List --
of Miscellaneous Asbestos --
Substitute Patents Annotated List of Other Asbestos Substitute References --
7. "Bystander" Asbestos Disease --
Introduction Earliest Recognition of the Potential for --
Bystander Asbestos Disease Asbestosis and Cancer in Bystanders Asbestos --
Air.Pollution in. the Community A Mesothelioma Epidemic Forces the Issue --
of Environmental Asbestos Cancer Household-Contact Asbestos Disease --
Conclusion --
8. Asbestos Disease in Brake Repair Workers --
Annotated Bibliography of Health Hazards from Friction Product Manufacture and Repair . Brake --
Lining Manufacture Grinding and Drilling Brake Linings-Early --
Papers Compensation Asbestos Air Pollution Hazard --
from Brake Wear Remaining Chronology of Papers Relating --
to Asbestos Hazard in Brake Repair --
(through 1985) --
Commercial Substitution of Asbestos in Friction Products Control --
Technology for Brake and Clutch Work Case Reports of Mesothelioma in Brake Repair --
Workers --
9. Company Knowledge --
Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc. 'Owens-Illinois (O-1) Armstrong Cork --
Fibreboard Corporation Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation --
(OCF) Unarco Pittsburgh-Corning Corporation Eagle- --
Picher Industries United States Gypsum Company Southern Textile --
Corporation --
, . Keene Corporation Union Carbide Corporation Georgia-Pacific --
Corporation W.R. Grace & Company GAF Corporation --
Westinghouse Electric Corporation Companies Mining Asbestos in --
Quebec, Canada Philip Carey Manufacturing Company Asbestos --
Corporation Limited (ACL) Johns-Manville Corporation National Gypsum --
Company Turner & Newall, Ltd. CSR --
Railroad Companies Metropolitan Life Insurance Company --
10. Historical Research on Toxic Substances --
Introduction Index Medicus Computerized Indexes --
Reviews-NIOSH Criteria Documents and --
Other Reports Abstracts Medical Textbooks --
Carcinogens --
See Hueper, IARC Medical Conference Proceedings --
International Labor Office Publications Industry Trade Associations and Research --
Organizations Unions Engineering Journals --
U.S. Government Documents U.S. Department of Health and --
Human Services U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor. --
Statistics Safety Codes U.S. Navy U.S. Department of the --
Interior U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission U.S. Department of --
Justice U.S. Environmental Protection Agency --
. State and Local Government Documents Government Publications in the United --
Kingdom Archives and Collected Papers of Scientific --
Researchers Trade Journals and the Technology Indexes Patents --
Insurance Literature Encyclopedias --
Newspaper Articles --
11. The Legacy and the Challenge --
Introduction --
Mortality Estimates (U.S.) --
Continuing Asbestos Exposure in the United States --
The Economic and Social Cost of Asbestos Disease in the United States --
Asbestos Litigation --
Asbestos Litigation in Other Countries --
The Asbestosis Research Council --
Public Opinion and Public Health Policy --
Criminal Sanctions and Personal Responsibility --
Traditional Public Health Measures --
Victims' Groups --
Worldwide Proliferation of Asbestos Disease --
The Expansion of Markets for Asbestos --
The Role of the Canadian Government and --
Other Governments in Promoting Asbestos Use --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1 --
The Asbestos Magazine Letters of 1935 --
Appendix 2 --
Prepared Statement of Francis H. May, Executive Vice President, Johns-Manville Corporation --
Knowledge of a Hazard --
Failure to Act --
Appendix 3 --
Correspondence with the journal of Occupational Medicine about Health Risk of Asbestos in --
Drinking Water --
Appendix 4 --
Chart used in trial by plaintiffs charging manufacturers with "Conspiracy of Silence" --
Appendix 5 --
The Anthony J. Lanza Research Laboratories: New York University's Monument to --
Mendacity in Industrial Medicine --
Index.
Responsibility: by Barry I. Castleman with a contribution by Stephen L. Berger.
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