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  1. L'amiante et la santé publique : les raisons d'une impasse.

    Article - En français

    Traduction en anglais : Asbestos and public health : reasons behind the inextricable situation.

    Another public health crisis : Coming into public view after the AIDS transfusion and the mad cow crises, asbestos-related health risks have provoked an atmosphere of panic incompatible with calmly planned public health prevention programs.

    The avalanche of passionate reactions has led to an inextricable dead end situation.

    Scapegoats : Faultfinders have accused a long list of scapegoats-scientists, physicians, experts, public health officials, industrial leaders and the medias-but court actions do not favor rigorous analysis of health safety dispositions.

    What is needed is a pondered examination of the sinister chain of events which has made such a wasteful situation possible.

    Meeting public demands : Prohibiting asbestos cannot solve the problem once and for all.

    Asbestos removal programs must be conducted in terms of a solid risk/benefit analysis and more generally, management of environment-related health risks must be based on specific and credible measures.

    Without a real rehabilitation of environmental medicine, there is a genuine risk of seeing crisis situations override public health decision making.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Amiante, Toxicité, Homme, Etude critique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestos, Toxicity, Human, Critical study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0439893

    Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 25/01/1999.