Asbestos Neglect: Why Asbestos Exposure Deserves Greater Policy Attention

Health Policy 123 (5):516-519 (2019)
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Abstract
While many public health threats are now widely appreciated by the public, the risks from asbestos exposure remain poorly understood, even in high-risk groups. This article makes the case that asbestos exposure is an important, ongoing global health threat, and argues for greater policy efforts to raise awareness of this threat. It also proposes the extension of asbestos bans to developing countries and increased public subsidies for asbestos testing and abatement.
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