Physicians and industrial hygienists in the U.S. and Europe have assumed that silica, a known toxic dust which causes diseases such as silicosis and corpulmonale, does not cause cancer. However the evidence presented in this volume, drawn from a 1984 symposium on the subject of silica and cancer, suggests that there is a strong link between cancer and silica in the workplace. This book discusses the full range of work being done on silica and cancer, including a history of studies on the silica-cancer relationship; experiments describing the carcinogenic effect of silica on animals; up-to-date reports on the risks of lung cancer; the need for protective measures against particulate exposure, and epidemologic research on workers in the so-called dusty trades. Silica, Silicosis and Cancer also offers suggestions for changes and regulation of industries using silica.
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Book Description Praeger, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110030041996