The first published account of disease attributed to occupational asbestos exposure was that of Nellie Kershaw, who died in 1924.
The circumstances relating to that case are described an explantions are given for its not having a greater impact on policy at that time.
This case, starting 1898, is set in the context of missed opportunities for preventing a major public health hazard.
The effects of this hazard are still being witnessed today.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amiante, Toxicité, Historique, Maladie professionnelle, Homme, Etude cas, Législation, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestos, Toxicity, Case history, Occupational disease, Human, Case study, Legislation, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0274117
Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 199406.