Asbestos Related Books, Catalogs, and Advertisements

Welcome to our website! We specialize in books and other documents that deal with the use of asbestos products or provide information about asbestos hazards. Our inventory includes old medical books and occupational health books dating back to the 1930s that mention asbestosis. Starting in the 1950s, some medical textbooks mention asbestos caused cancer and, beginning in the 1960s, mesothelioma.

Asbestos was used in a wide variety of products and many books and catalogs are available to document its use in building products, valves, piping, automobile parts, airplanes, U.S. Navy ships, and much more. Many of these books recommend sepecific guidelines for the product usage with detailed instructions or diagrams. In addition to books, we also have advertisements and brochures.

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Featured Books

Biological Effects of Asbestos

Biological Effects of Asbestos (1965)
Covers asbestosis and mesothelioma. Topics range from histology to epidemiology. A large reference volume.


Dust (1934)
Very early publication about the dangers of asbestos dust.

Electrical Insulation: Its Application to Shipboard Electrical Equipment

Electrical Insulation: Its Application to Shipboard Electrical Equipment (1951)
Book printed for U.S. Navy use. Asbestos insulation products, asbestos insulation for wires, motors, and more.

Industrial Medicine

Industrial Medicine (1935)
This is a very early book that provides information on the health effects of asbestos dust.

Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials (1969)
Applications of asbestos in airplanes, missiles, and high temperature materials. Info about Raybestos-Manhattan Novabestos, Johns-Manville Quinterro, Crocidolite, etc.

Sewers for Growing America

Sewers for Growing America (1966)
Published by Certain-Teed Products Corporation, Pipe Division. Fluid-Tite Asbestos Pipe is described in detail, including asbestos content, installation instructions, etc.


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