The Way From Dusty Death: Turner and Newall and the Regulation of the British Asbestos Industry 1890s-1970

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A&C Black, 30. nov 2001 - 386 pages
This historical account, covering the 1890s to 1969, includes the emergence of medical, and then official, concern about the three diseases related to asbestos (asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma), the legislative process during and after the 1930s, and the impact of the 1931 Asbestos Industry Regulations. The availability of much previously unexamined material, including copious government records, combined with unimpeded access to the vast archive of documents kept by the leading British asbestos manufacturer, Turner and Newall, have enabled Dr. Bartrip to provide a comprehensive examination of this important medico-legal question, and to give a unique insight into occupational health and its regulation in twentieth century Britain.

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Contents

The Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931
1
Asbestos Regulation
31
Asbestos Regulation
75
Mostly Marine
118
Expanding
165
Revising
202
Conclusion
264
Conclusion
273
Notes
290
Bibliography
360
Index
377
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Peter Bartrip is Research Associate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. He has published a number of previous books on occupational health, including The Way from Dusty Death and Mirror of Medicine: History of the BMJ.

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