SEIKATSU EISEI (Journal of Urban Living and Health Association)
Online ISSN : 1883-6631
Print ISSN : 0582-4176
- Towards Comfortable and Safe Living Environments -
Present and Future Problems of Asbestos
Kunihiro FUNASAKAKenshiro TSURUHOYoshiaki MORI
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2006 Volume 50 Issue 5 Pages 333-337

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In June 2005, media coverage of the health effects of asbestos used at factories on nearby residents developed into an “asbestos panic” in Japan. Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber and is widely used as a material for industrial and construction purposes because of its significant tensile strength, heat resistance and thermal insulating properties. Japan′s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has proposed a new regulation for the prevention of asbestos scattering due to building demolition. Here, we provide a brief overview of asbestos from the viewpoints of present and future problems.

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