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Title: Asbestos : a potential hazard to health in the ship building and ship repairing industries
Author: Walters, J.
Awarding Body: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Current Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London)
Date of Award: 1959
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Large quantities of asbestos are used in the building and repairing of ships. Much is used in easily recognisable form and some is incorporated into materials which bear little or no superficial resemblance to the crude fibre at all, but which may still give rise to highly dangerous dust when sawn or otherwise manipulated. The inhalation of this dust over a period of time gives rise to a very disabling and sometimes fatal form or pneumoconiosis known as asbestosis and it is the aim of this article to discuss the prevention of this disease in Dockyard workers .
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Pneumoconiosis, Dust inhalation, Asbestosis