Public Health Impact of Asbestos Worldwide: What Is the Current Public Health Impact?

  • Jadmin L. MostelEmail author
  • Gleneara E. Bates-Pappas
  • Gregory Pappas


The health impact of the industrial use of asbestos has become a multifaceted problem affecting people all over the world. It was estimated that by the year 2010, there would be a sharp decline in the number of individuals diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers; however, this has not been the case. The steady diagnosis of individuals with mesothelioma has reignited the conversation around asbestos exposure and the public health impact. This chapter explores the use of asbestos and the unintended consequences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jadmin L. Mostel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gleneara E. Bates-Pappas
    • 2
  • Gregory Pappas
    • 3
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.City University of New York Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Kinesiology and Applied PhysiologyRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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