Asbestos The future risk
Asbestos: The Future Risk is a comprehensive guide to all the issues arising from the fallout of asbestos use in the developed world and its ongoing use in the developing world. Providing a complete overview of the entire asbestos industry and its complicated claims legacy, Asbestos: The Future Risk is a must read for anyone involved with asbestos at any level.
Asbestos is not just a problem of the past, nor is there an identifiable point in the future by which we can stop worrying about its legacy. In various countries around the world asbestos production and consumption continues unabated, storing up problems for the future. In countries that have banned the use of asbestos, such as the UK, the continued presence of this material in buildings public and private will have consequences for decades to come.
Asbestos: the Future Risk is a special report that pulls together the historical background as to how this mineral came to be so widely used; the medical view of asbestos related diseases and their treatment; the current patterns of consumption that indicate where future claims may come from; and current practice for dealing with asbestos in the built environment, exposure to which has spread asbestos-related diseases to people outside those occupations that worked directly with asbestos.