Use of asbestos, health risks and induced occupational diseases in the former East Germany.
Environmental hygiene. European meeting. Wageningen NLD, 1993/06/09.
In the period from 1960 to 1990 about 1.4 million tonnes of asbestos were imported and mainly processed into asbestos-cement products for the building industry.
The production was concentrated in the former counties of Magdeburg and Dresden.
In the past asbestos was primarily used as insulation and fire prevention material, etc. in the large-scale chemical industry.
The asbestos was imported from the former Soviet Union, smaller amounts came from Canada.
In the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, approximately 600 asbestoses, almost 2700 pleural changes caused by asbestos, 843 asbestos-induced mesotheliomas and 787 bronchial and laryngial carcinomas were recorded in the period from 1960 to 1990.
A considerable percentage of the mesotheliomas are solely due to exposure to chrysotile asbestos.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amiante, Isolant, Matériau construction, Chrysotile, Allemagne(république démocratique), Allemagne, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Mésothéliome, Atelier, Lieu travail, Exposition professionnelle, Fibre minérale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestos, Insulating material, Construction materials, East Germany, Germany, Europe, Epidemiology, Human, Malignant tumor, Mesothelioma, Workshop, Work place, Occupational exposure, Mineral fiber
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Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 199501.