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Program to Prevent Asbestos-Induced Health Hazards in Finland - Asbestos Program in Finland.

Authors
Huuskonen-MS; Koskinen-H; Vainio-H; Tossavainen-A; Rantanen-J
Source
NIOSH 1990 Nov:1204-1205
NIOSHTIC No.
00199464
Abstract
A program to prevent asbestos (1332214) induced health hazards in Finland was described. The program involved the dissemination of information, training, services, and research. The aims of the program were to prevent asbestos related health hazards by minimizing exposure and educating workers, to assess the risks associated with asbestos exposure, and to improve the diagnosis of asbestos related diseases. Specific topics that were addressed included exposure to asbestos in Finland, prevalence of asbestosis, the association between asbestos exposure and cancer, time factors in asbestos induced cancer, cancer chemoprevention among asbestos exposed workers, and diagnostics and compensation. The authors conclude that primary prevention is the main goal of the asbestos program. The termination of exposure, antismoking campaigns, improved diagnostics, and careful attention to compensation issues, as well as clarification of the potential for chemoprevention, are the focus of the asbestos program.
Keywords
Asbestos-workers; Occupational-health; Worker-health; Asbestos-dust; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-diseases; Health-hazards; Occupational-health-programs;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19901101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 90-108
Source Name
Proceedings of the VIIth International Pneumoconioses Conference
State
PA;
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