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Asbestos/Asbestosis

  • By: Paul J. Clerkin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The inhalation of asbestos fibers is a serious health hazard. Asbestos is a confirmed human carcinogen, or cancer-causing substance, and is listed as such by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both ...

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