Asbestos and Its Diseases

Asbestos and Its Diseases

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This is the definitive reference work on the health effects of asbestos. It covers geology and mineralogy, industrial and commercial hygiene, cellular and molecular interactions, epidemiology of human diseases, physiology, lung function testing, clinical features, risk assessment, regulatory approaches, and absestos litigation. Comprehensive and well-balanced, it is a valuable resource for the many health professionals and lawyers involved in this more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 182 x 256 x 30mm | 1,179.33g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 pp colour plates, 145 black and white line illustrations
  • 0195178696
  • 9780195178692

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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 *show more

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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 Centuriesshow more

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