The Causes and Effects of an Antiasbestos Campaign

The Causes and Effects of an Antiasbestos Campaign Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Vol. 42, Nos. 11 – 12, 2001 PRODUCTION V. A. Kochelaev Translated from Ogneupory i Tekhnicheskaya Keramika, No. 11, pp. 21 – 25, November, 2001. Asbestos has been known since ancient times. As far Asbestos, recognized as capable of producing an adverse back as 1300 B.C. in ancient China and India, priests had in- biological action on the human organism, is not an exception flammable garments woven of asbestos that they wore when to the rule. they stepped ritually in the fire and emerged from it safe and In 1907, the English physician G. R. Murray was the first sound, to the amazement of their spellbound devotees. to discover a case of pulmonary disease — asbestosis — in a As early as 300 – 400 B.C. this mineral was known in worker occupationally exposed to asbestos. In subsequent Greece, where it was given the name “asbestos” — inflam- years, this discovery has attracted the attention of medical mable. science to asbestos and, since the 1930s, there has been an It was widely believed in the Middle Ages that asbestos ever-increasing amount of publications, both at home and is the wool of an animal that looked Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Springer Journals

The Causes and Effects of an Antiasbestos Campaign

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2001 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Materials Science; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Materials Science, general; Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials
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