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Author Bartrip, P. W. J. (Peter W. J.)

Title Beyond the factory gates : asbestos and health in twentieth century America / Peter Bartrip
Published London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006
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Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents Preface; Chapter 1 Emergent Knowledge; Chapter 2 Minimum Requirements; Chapter 3 Inspecting the Shipyards; Chapter 4 Fleischer, Viles, Gade and Drinker; Chapter 5 Cursory Measures?; Chapter 6 The 1950s and Beyond; Chapter 7 Asbestos and Cancer; Chapter 8 Irving J. Selikoff and the International Association; Chapter 9 New York and Beyond; Chapter 10 Proscription or Precautions?; Chapter 11 OSHA and the Asbestos Standard; Chapter 12 All at Sea?; Chapter 13 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Summary Beyond the Factory Gates examines the issue of asbestos and health in the USA between the early 1900's to the mid-1970s. Areas covered include the emergence of medical concern about the three fatal diseases related to asbestos (asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma); the actions of the US Navy (the main consumer of asbestos-based insulation products); the response of the federal government before and after enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970; and the roles of organized labour and the asbestos industry. The book provides an important insight into occupational health an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-245) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Asbestos -- adverse effects -- United States
Asbestos -- United States -- History
Air Pollutants, Occupational -- United States -- History
History, 20th Century -- United States
Occupational Exposure -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States
Asbestos abatement -- United States
Asbestos industry -- Employees -- Health and hygiene -- United States
Asbestos industry -- Employees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Asbestos -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Asbestos -- Physiological effect
Asbestos abatement.
Asbestos industry -- Employees -- Health and hygiene.
Asbestos industry -- Employees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Asbestos -- Law and legislation.
Asbestos -- Physiological effect.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441188185