Economic Impact in Thailand – Dr. Ingwei Huang, Ph.D. Department of Business Economics Assumption University

Economic Impact in Thailand – Dr. Ingwei Huang, Ph.D. Department of Business Economics Assumption University
This study analyzes the impact of a proposed ban on chrysotile in Thailand focusing on the high density cement roofing tile industry that uses chrysotile in its manufacturing process. The analysis incorporates interviews with domestic producers and different groups of consumers of chrysotile containing roofing tiles, along with analysis of secondary data such as price,...

Asbestos in drinking water

Asbestos in drinking water
One of the primary goals of WHO and its member states is that “all people, whatever their stage of development and their social and economic conditions, have the right to have access to an adequate supply of safe drinking water.” A major WHO function to achieve such goals is the responsibility “to propose regulations, and...

The health effects of chrysotile: Current perspective based upon recent data - David M. Bernstein & John A. Hoskins

The health effects of chrysotile: Current perspective based upon recent data - David M. Bernstein & John A. Hoskins
This review substantiates kinetically and pathologically the differences between chrysotile and amphiboles. The serpentine chrysotile is a thin walled sheet silicate while the amphiboles are double-chain silicates. These different chemistries result in chrysotile clearing very rapidly from the lung (T1/2 D 0.3 to 11 days) while amphiboles are among the slowest clearing fibers known (T1/2...

Health risk of chrysotile

Health risk of chrysotile
This review provides a basis for substantiating both kinetically and pathologically the differences between chrysotile and amphibole asbestos.

Changing trends in US mesothelioma incidence

Changing trends in US mesothelioma incidence
Of the major asbestos related diseases, mesothelioma is the most sensitive and specific indicator of the adverse health effects that have resulted from airborne exposures to asbestos fibres.