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Biologic Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants: Asbestos - The Need For and Feasibility of Air Pollution Controls

This 1971 report (1) summarizes the evidence regarding the pathogenicity of asbestos in man and animals, (2) summarizes the evidence of human nonoceupational exposure to asbestos, (3) evaluates the evidence regarding a health ¡isk associated with various degrees and types of exposure, (4) identifÏes sources of environmental contamination by asbestos, and (5) offers recommendations concerning the need for and feasibility of control measures.

For more information on the regulations for asbestos visit the Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) page.

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