Journal article

Asbestos disease in Australia: looking forward and looking back.

AD LaMontagne, CE Hunter, D Vallance, AJ Holloway

New Solut | Published : 2008

Abstract

This article provides an overview and analysis of recent developments in policy and practice in relation to asbestos disease in Australia. It complements three other concurrent publications in this issue representing important contributions of people and organizations toward addressing the health and social impacts of Australia's asbestos disease epidemic. The campaign to "Make James Hardie Pay" as well as the efforts of workers and advocates are profiled in this article as well as in this issue's Documents and Voices sections. Discussion of recent developments in asbestos-related disease research and mesothelioma surveillance is followed by articulation of the comprehensive public and socia..

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