Asbestos Under Fire

Vare, Robert
July 1972
New Republic;7/8/72, Vol. 167 Issue 2, p13
Focuses on the issue of a set of standards for the in-plant handling of asbestos by the U.S. Department of Labor. Increase in the cases of cancer due to asbestos among labor in the country; Data on hazards of inhaling asbestos; Views that the dust level in the factories has been much lower due to the regulations set by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Opinion that mesothelioma has been a medical oddity virtually unseen except among laborers resulting due to the dust; Number of steps included in the regulations to provide safe working places.


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