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

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

by Geoffrey Tweedale, Philip Hansen, Turner & Newall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198296908

ISBN-13: 9780198296904

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Asbestos was once known as the 'magic mineral' because of its ability to withstand flames. Yet since the 1970s, it has become a notorious and feared 'killer dust' that is responsible for thousands of deaths and an epidemic that will continue for many years.

Overview

Asbestos was once known as the 'magic mineral' because of its ability to withstand flames. Yet since the 1970s, it has become a notorious and feared 'killer dust' that is responsible for thousands of deaths and an epidemic that will continue for many years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198296904
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

A Physical Paradox
Dust Control and Mortality: 1931 to the 1940s
Medical Provision, Diagnosis, and Prescription
Compensation for Asbestos Workers
Death by Industrial Disease
Dust, Mortality, and the Cancer Hazard: 1940s to the early 1960s
Countervailing Forces
Lighting the Powder Trail
The Asbestos 'Bomb' Explodes
Turner & Newall on Trial
An Acceptable Level of Death
References

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