Asbestos Documents

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Government Reports

  •   A Study of Asbestosis in the Asbestos Textile Industry
    File size: 2.7 MiB
    A public health bulletin published by the National Institute of Health analyzing asbestos exposure in the textile industry and exploring the rate and symptoms of asbestos diseases among workers.
  •   Additional documentation, EPA Inspector General investigation into failure to prevent consultant conflicts of interest
    File size: 1.6 MiB
    A memorandum written by the Environmental Protection Agency's Dr. Cate Jenkins criticizes the EPA for failing to prevent conflicts of interest among consultants for its studies of the risks of asbestos exposure. Jenkins faults the agency for failing to fully limit the influence of industry consultants in its studies of the hazards of exposure to airborne asbestos caused by the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and other areas of research.
  •   EPA Airborne Asbestos Health Assessment Update
    File size: 1.1 MiB
    A research study published by the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the health effects of asbestos exposure, federal safety regulations for asbestos workers, deaths associated with asbestos exposure, the risk of diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma from asbestos and other health effects of the deadly mineral.
  •   EPA Asbestos Manufacture, Importation, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce Prohibitions
    File size: 1.3 MiB
    A ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency prohibiting the manufacturing, importation and distribution of asbestos products due to the health risks of exposure. Studies have shown that exposure to asbestos can lead to a number of deadly diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
  •   Motion to Preclude Testimony of Plaintiffs' Expert Eric Brown, M.D.
    File size: 54.8 KiB
    A motion filed by C.B. Fleet in the Phospho-soda lawsuit Bracey v. C.B. Fleet (No. 06-3238) to exclude the testimony of Dr. Eric Brown about the link between Fleet's Phospho-soda and kidney damage caused by acute phosphate nephropathy.
  •   Occupational Exposure to Asbestos: Emergency Temporary Standard
    File size: 3.2 MiB
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's 1983 rules regarding the limits on the asbestos exposure of American workers. The documents explores the health risks of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis, the rate of illness and death from these diseases, and rules and safety regulations to limit the amount of asbestos ingested by workers.
  •   Preceedings of the Seventh Saranac Symposium on Pneumoconiosis, Sept. 22-26, 1952
    File size: 978.3 KiB
    The proceedings of a medical conference held by the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare analyzing the relationship between exposure to asbestos and other toxic chemicals and substances in industrial jobs and an increased rate of lung cancer diagnoses.
  •   Report to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommiSsion by the Chrinic Hazard Advisory Panel on Asbestos
    File size: 1,004.3 KiB
    A government report analyzing the chemical properties of asbestos, the risk of cancer from exposure to asbestos and the danger of asbestos cancers such as lung cancer and mesothelioma or other diseases such as asbestosis and pleural plaques.
  •   The Attorney General's Asbestos Liability Report to the Congress
    File size: 1.4 MiB
    A report by the U.S. Attorney General concerning the health hazards of asbestos exposure, which include asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. The report also explores the dangers of asbestos exposure in schools and other locations and the issues surrounding the legal liability of asbestos manufacturers for the diseases caused by their products.

Medical Research

  •   A Further Study of the Incidence of Cancer of the Lung and Larynx
    File size: 1,023.9 KiB
    A study published in the British Journal of Cancer analyzing whether lung cancer was more likely to occur among workers of any particular profession. The study found that workers in asbestos-related industries were more likely to receive a diagnosis of lung cancer than worker in other professions.
  •   IARC Monograph on the Evaluationof the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Man: Asbestos
    File size: 1.2 MiB
    A report published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer concerning asbestos and the health risks of asbestos exposure. The report details information on the chemical composition of asbestos, information on asbestos production, and data on the carcinogenic properties of asbestos. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to a number of potentially deadly diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, pleural diseases and other conditions.
  •   WHO Environmental Health Criteria for Chrysotile Asbestos
    File size: 1.4 MiB
    A report from the World Health Organization concerning a type of asbestos known as chrysotile asbestos. The report examines what this type of asbestos looks like, potential sources of exposure to this mineral, and the risk and health effects of exposure to asbestos, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
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