Asbestos Disaster

Lessons from Japan's Experience

Editors: Miyamoto, Kenichi, Morinaga, Kenji, Hiroyuki, Mori (Eds.)

  • Interdisciplinary, cooperative study of asbestos issues integrates natural and social sciences
  • Comprehensive asbestos issues are understood through the asbestos disasters in Japan
  • Use of tables, figures, and photos helps readers more fully understand the academic topics discussed
  • Each chapter analyzes asbestos issues, guiding readers to learn more about academic methodologies involved
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Japan’s asbestos disasters, encompassing both occupational disease and environmental pollution, have been caused principally by the asbestos textile, asbestos cement water pipe, and construction industries. This book is unique in its interdisciplinary approach to those disasters as it incorporates medical science, economics, political science, law, architecture, environmental engineering, sociology, and journalism. Written by authorities in their fields, the chapters reflect the integration of these disciplines in topics that include a historical review of asbestos issues in Japan, asbestos-related diseases, international aspects of the asbestos industry, public policy, divisions of responsibility, relief activities in emergencies, and countermeasures enacted by local governments. The lessons of asbestos problems and policies in Japan are particularly important for developing countries to prevent the proliferation of asbestos disasters. This volume serves as a textbook on asbestos issues for all countries, especially where there is widespread use of asbestos.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • A Political Economy of Asbestos Disasters

    Mori, Hiroyuki

    Pages 1-18

  • An Exploration of Measures Against Industrial Asbestos Accidents  *

    Miyamoto, Kenichi

    Pages 19-46

  • Why Did the Asbestos Disaster Spread?

    Murayama, Takehiko (et al.)

    Pages 47-54

  • Asbestos Pollution and Its Health Effects: Asbestos-Related Diseases in Japan

    Morinaga, Kenji (et al.)

    Pages 55-74

  • Mesothelioma Due to Neighborhood Asbestos Exposure: A Large-Scale, Ongoing Disaster Among Residents Living Near a Former Kubota Plant in Amagasaki, Japan

    Kurumatani, Norio (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-53914-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54676-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asbestos Disaster
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Japan's Experience
Editors
  • Kenichi Miyamoto
  • Kenji Morinaga
  • Mori Hiroyuki
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-53915-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-53915-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-53914-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54676-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 318
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