Title: Health in Industry
Author: Donald Hunter
Publisher: Pelican Medical Series, Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1959
This book contains information on the hazard of asbestos dust. In the section Prescribed Diseases Regulations, 1948, it says: "Pneumoconiosis. Fibrosis of the lungs due to silica dust, asbestos dust, or other dust, and including the condition of the lungs known as dust-reticulation." It has a list of occupations including ones working with asbestos and asbestos textiles.
There is also o
er a page of information on Asbestosis. It includes a paragraph on pre
e treatment which mentions
entilation, using a portable
acuum cleaner, and the use of perspex.
There is a picture of an asbestos carding machine before "modern type of exhaust
entilation" and asbestos dust is
There is also a section on "Pre
ention of Silicosis." It discusses the four basic principles of pre
ention: 1) Replacement of the harmful material by a less toxic one 2) dust suppression or control 3) Personal protection of the worker 4) Medical examination. It discusses general
entilation and local exhaust
entilation. It also says, "If the dusty process can be isolated from other parts of the factory, the number of people exposed to the risk can be reduced."
The use of a dust respirator is described and it says, "Dust respirators are most suitable for temporary use where there are short periods of exposure to dust, for example when asbestos dust collectors are being cleaned out."
There is also a paragraph that discusses how indi
ary greatly in their capacity to deal with dusts and it says, "It is known, howe
er, that pre
ious damage to the lungs is a factor which leads to the retention of dust in them."
Diseases and accidents to which workers in industry are liable, and how they may be treated or pre
Copyright 1959, printed in Great Britain. Also published in the USA and Australia.
Condition: Good. Pages are tan from age. A few folded page corners. Discoloring to first page. Minor wear to co
ers and spine.
Dimensions: 4.50" x 7.00"