Report on Effects of Asbestos Dust on the Lungs and the Supression in the Asbestos Industry


The first major clinical study involving hundreds of asbestos workers was conducted by Dr. Merewether, a prominent medical researcher. His study indicates that one out of every 4 workers was suffering from asbestosis. His study also found that asbestosis had a latency period between exposure and the onset of the disease. Dr. Merewether provided a number of suggestions to increases the safety of workers from dust and air born asbestos particles. He also concluded asbestos workers should be warned of the risks associated with asbestos.

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