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Due to improved understanding of how cancers relate to exposure to mineral fibres and the lowering of the exposure levels, the focus of scientific interest has shifted in recent years to the risks associated with long-term low-level exposures. This requires both direct observation of population groups exposed to low concentration of fibres and extrapolation from groups exposed at high levels. The combination of these approaches, as well as the solved and unsolved problems that they give rise to, are illustrated by the papers in this volume. The papers range in topic from environmental measurements to risk assessment, including experimental data, fibre level measurements, epidemiological data and the evaluation of risk.

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Authors: BIGNON J, INSERM U 139, Hopital Henri Mondor, Creteil (FR);PETO J, Section of Epidemiology, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (GB);SARACCI R (EDITORS), Unit of Analytical Epidemiology, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12068 EN (1989) 529 pp.
Availability: Available from Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 92-832-1190-1
Record Number: 198910391 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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