Exposure to asbestos-containing vermiculite from Libby, Montana, at 28 processing sites in the United States
Published Date:October 29, 2008
Corporate Authors:United States, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry., Division of Health Assessment and Consultation.
Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
Aluminum Silicates/Adverse Effects/Montana
Environmental Exposure/Adverse Effects
Hazardous Waste Site Remediation/Montana
Description:provides a review and analysis of what ATSDR and state health department partners learned during their evaluations of 28 sites that received asbestos-containing vermiculite from the Libby mine. This report (1) offers valuable information about facilities that exfoliated asbestos-containing vermiculite, (2) identifies groups who experienced exposure to asbestos from these sites, and (3) recommends re-evaluating existing data for former exfoliation sites where residual asbestos may be present. The report also proposes important public health activities to increase awareness about this type of asbestos exposure.
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