229354 Case Study of Asbestos: History and Epidemiology

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Richard Lemen, PhD , Scientific Advisory Committee, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Canton, GA
The historical aspects of asbestos exposure and industry resistance to regulation document the persistent failure to protect workers despite understanding of the association of lethality with asbestos. Historical patterns of disregard for workers' health continue to recent years with asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and exposure to the World Trade Center bombing.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the history of asbestos exposure of workers and resistance to regulation since modern asbestos industry began.

Keywords: Occupational Safety, Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Career research studying asbestos epidemiology, serve as expert witness in asbestos litigation
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.