In conjunction with drafting comprehensive legislation concerning compensation for health effects related to asbestos exposure (the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Act), the Senate Committee on the Judiciary directed the Institute of Medicine to assemble the Committee on Asbestos: Selected Health Effects. This committee was charged with addressing whether asbestos exposure is causally related to adverse health consequences in addition to asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. Asbestos: Selected Cancers presents the committee's comprehensive distillation of the peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature regarding association between asbestos and colorectal, laryngeal, esophageal, pharyngeal, and stomach cancers.
Institute of Medicine. 2006. Asbestos: Selected Cancers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11665.
|2 Committee's Approach to Its Charge and Methods Used in Evaluation||18-48|
|3 Background Information on Asbestos||49-62|
|4 Exposure and Disposition||63-80|
|5 Biological Aspects of Asbestos Related Diseases||81-103|
|6 Description of Epidemiologic Studies Included in Evidentiary Dataset||104-158|
|7 Pharyngeal Cancer and Asbestos||159-172|
|8 Laryngeal Cancer and Asbestos||173-192|
|9 Esophageal Cancer and Asbestos||193-202|
|10 Stomach Cancer and Asbestos||203-215|
|11 Colorectal Cancer and Asbestos||216-229|
|12 Summary and Recommendations||230-232|
|APPENDIX A Agendas of Public Meetings Held by the Committee on Asbestos: Selected Health Effects||233-236|
|APPENDIX B Lineage and Design Properties of Studies on Cohorts Informative for Selected Cancers||237-254|
|APPENDIX C Description of Case-Control Studies of All Selected Cancers as Related to Exposure to Asbestos||255-270|
|APPENDIX D Cohort Results Tables||271-296|
|APPENDIX E Case-Control Results Tables||297-308|
|APPENDIX F Initial Analyses of Available Data Concerning Cancers of Colon and/or Rectum and Asbestos Exposure||309-322|
|APPENDIX G Committee on Asbestos: Selected Health Effects||323-328|
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