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Bay Area Asbestos Surveillance Project (BAASP).

Authors
Polakoff-PL
Source
Western Institute for Occupational/Environmental Sciences, Inc., Berkeley, California 1980 Dec:67 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00163534
Abstract
A study, the Bay Area Asbestos Surveillance Project (BAASP), was instituted to screen persons including women who had worked in shipyards during World War-II and male longshore and shipyard workers who believed they had been exposed to asbestos (1332214) prior to 1963 in the San Francisco Bay area in California. The Project initiated a process of worker notification concerning asbestos related disease in the shipyard and longshore industries, advanced public awareness of the hazards of asbestos, began to identify persons who experienced significant exposure to asbestos, and provided some assessment of the medical and social needs of asbestos exposed workers and their families. Of 2244 workers examined by x-ray, 46 percent showed potentially serious abnormality and 30 percent showed questionable abnormality. Of 208 longshoremen, 41 percent showed potentially serious abnormality and 20 percent showed questionable abnormality. Of 186 women, 26 percent showed potentially serious abnormality and 35 percent showed questionable abnormality. The author concludes that at the very least the results of the study emphasize again the importance of asbestos as a threat to many industrial workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0113; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyard-industry; Asbestos-fibers; Lung-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Fibrous-dusts; Fibrous-bodies; Asbestos-dust;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19801215
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB87-105466
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0113
Priority Area
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Pulmonary-system-disorders;
Source Name
Western Institute for Occupational/Environmental Sciences, Inc., Berkeley, California
State
CA;
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