SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

References

  • 1
    World Health Organization (WHO). Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases. Geneva: WHO, 2006.
  • 2
    International Labour Organization/World Health Organization (ILO/WHO). Outline for the Development of National Programmes for the Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases. Geneva: ILO/WHO, 2007.
  • 3
    World Health Organization (WHO). WHA58.22 Cancer Prevention and Control. Fifty-eight World Health Assembly, Resolutions and Decisions. Geneva: WHO, 2005.
  • 4
    International Labour Organization/World Health Organization (ILO/WHO). Report of the Committee. Thirteenth Session of the Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health. Geneva: ILO, 2003.
  • 5
    Kazan-Allen L. Asbestos and mesothelioma: worldwide trends. Lung Cancer 2005; 49 (Suppl 1): S38.
  • 6
    Kazan-Allen L. Chronology of National Asbestos Bans, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. [Cited 26 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://ibasecretariat.org/asbestos_ban_list.php
  • 7
    Price B, Ware A. Time trend of mesothelioma incidence in the United States and projection of future cases: an update based on SEER data for 1973 through 2005. Crit Rev Toxicol 2009; 39: 57688.
  • 8
    Price B. Analysis of current trends in the United States mesothelioma incidence. Am J Epidemiol 1997; 145: 2118.
  • 9
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Work-Related Lung Disease (WoRLD) surveillance system: malignant mesothelioma. Morgantown: NIOSH, 2007.
  • 10
    Montanaro F, Bray F, Gennaro V et al. Pleural mesothelioma incidence in Europe: evidence of some deceleration in the increasing trends. Cancer Causes Control 2003; 14: 791803.
  • 11
    International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans Volume 100C – A Review of Human Carcinogens: Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dusts. Lyon: IARC, 2012.
  • 12
    United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), International Labour Organization/World Health Organization (ILO/WHO). Environmental Health Criteria 203 – Chrysotile. Geneva: WHO, 1998.
  • 13
    Committee on Asbestos. Selected Health Effects. Asbestos: Selected Cancers. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2006.
  • 14
    United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), International Labour Organization/World Health Organization (ILO/WHO), Environmental Health Criteria 53 – Asbestos and Other Natural Mineral Fibres. Geneva: WHO, 1986.
  • 15
    Virta R. Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 1900 Through 2003. Reston: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 2006.
  • 16
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). World asbestos consumption from 2003 through 2007. Reston: USGS, 2009.
  • 17
    Park EK, Takahashi K, Hoshuyama T et al. Global magnitude of reported and unreported mesothelioma. Environ Health Perspect 2011; 119: 5148.
  • 18
    Le GV, Takahashi K, Park EK et al. Asbestos use and asbestos-related diseases in Asia: past, present and future. Respirology 2011; 16: 76775.
  • 19
    Virta RL. Mineral Commodity Profiles – Asbestos. Reston: U.S. Geological Survey. Circular 1255-KK, 2005.
  • 20
    LaDou J. The asbestos cancer epidemic. Environ Health Perspect 2004; 112: 28590.
  • 21
    Kazan-Allen L. Ban asbestos phenomenon: the winds of change. New Solut 2011; 21: 62936.
  • 22
    Le GV, Takahashi K, Karjalainen A et al. National use of asbestos in relation to economic development. Environ Health Perspect 2010; 118: 1169.
  • 23
    Maddison A. Monitoring the World Economy 1820–1992. Paris: OECD Publishing, 1995.
  • 24
    United Nations (UN). Handbook of the International Comparison Programme. New York, NY: United Nations Publications, 1992.
  • 25
    Straif K, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Baan R et al. A review of human carcinogens – part C: metals, arsenic, dusts, and fibres. Lancet Oncol 2009; 10: 4534.
  • 26
    Bunderson-Schelvan M, Pfau JC, Crouch R, Holian A. Nonpulmonary outcomes of asbestos exposure. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 2011; 14: 12252.
  • 27
    Harding AH, Darnton A, Osman J. Cardiovascular disease mortality among British asbestos workers (1971–2005). Occup Environ Med 2012; 69: 41721.
  • 28
    Tossavainen A. Asbestos, asbestosis, and cancer: the Helsinki criteria for diagnosis and attribution. Scand J Work Environ Health 1997; 23: 3116.
  • 29
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. Criteria for Approval of Asbestos-Related Diseases. 2012. [Cited 28 May 2012.]Available from URL: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/2r98520000027vtr-att/2r98520000027vyb.pdf. (In Japanese.)
  • 30
    Ministry of the Environment Japan. Amendment to the Asbestos Health Damage Relief Law. 2010. [Cited 28 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://www.env.go.jp/air/asbestos/pdfs/pub2010-1.pdf (In Japanese.)
  • 31
    Robinson BW, Musk AW, Lake RA. Malignant mesothelioma. Lancet 2005; 366: 397408.
  • 32
    McDonald J, McDonald A. The epidemiology of mesothelioma in the historical context. Eur Respir J 1996; 9: 193242.
  • 33
    Peto J, Decarli A, La Vecchia C, Levi F, Negri E. The European mesothelioma epidemic. Br J Cancer 1999; 79: 66672.
  • 34
    Peto J, Hodgson JT, Matthews FE, Jones JR. Continuing increase in mesothelioma mortality in Britain. Lancet 1995; 345: 5359.
  • 35
    Murayama T, Takahashi K, Natori Y, Kurumatani N. Estimation of future mortality from pleural malignant mesothelioma in Japan based on an age-cohort model. Am J Ind Med 2006; 49: 17.
  • 36
    Delgermaa V, Takahashi K, Park EK, Le GV, Hara T, Sorahan T. Global mesothelioma deaths reported to the World Health Organization between 1994 and 2008. Bull World Health Organ 2011; 89: 71624C.
  • 37
    International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Some inorganic and organometallic compounds. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks of Chemicals to Man. 1973.
  • 38
    Takahashi K, Huuskonen M, Tossavainen A, Higashi T, Okubo T. Ecological relationship between mesothelioma incidence/mortality and asbestos consumption in ten Western countries and Japan. J Occup Health 1999; 41: 811.
  • 39
    Lin RT, Takahashi K, Karjalainen A et al. Ecological association between asbestos-related diseases and historical asbestos consumption: an international analysis. Lancet 2007; 369: 8449.
  • 40
    Nishikawa K, Takahashi K, Karjalainen A et al. Recent mortality from pleural mesothelioma, historical patterns of asbestos use, and adoption of bans: a global assessment. Environ Health Perspect 2008; 116: 167580.
  • 41
    McNeil D. Asia's Heavy Use of Asbestos is Expected to Cause Rise in Deaths in Coming Decades. New York Times. 21 June 2011
  • 42
    David AM, Ogawa H, Takahashi K. A baseline profile of asbestos in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands. Int J Occup Environ Health 2012; 18: 228.
  • 43
    Ohshima H. 51 People Die in 10 Years from Asbestos-Related Diseases; Kubota Discloses. Mainichi Shimbun. 29 June 2005. (In Japanese.)
  • 44
    Takahashi Y, Miyaki K, Nakayama T. Analysis of news of the Japanese asbestos panic: a supposedly resolved issue that turned out to be a time bomb. J Public Health (Oxf) 2007; 29: 629.
  • 45
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. Verification of the Historical Response to Asbestos Problems. 2005. [Cited 28 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/new-info/kobetu/roudou/sekimen/topics/dl/050826-3.pdf. (In Japanese).
  • 46
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. Major Amendments to Governmental and Ministerial Ordinance (in relation to Occupational Safety and Health). 2012. [Cited 28 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/new-info/kobetu/roudou/sekimen/seirei/index.html. (In Japanese.)
  • 47
    International Labour Organization (ILO), eds. Convention concerning Safety in the Use of Asbestos. C162. Geneva: ILO, 1986.
  • 48
    Database of International Labour Standards (ILOLEX). ILO, 2012.
  • 49
    Castleman B. “Controlled use” of asbestos. Int J Occup Environ Health 2003; 9: 2948.
  • 50
    LaDou J, Castleman B, Frank A et al. The case for a global ban on asbestos. Environ Health Perspect 2010; 118: 897901.
  • 51
    Ministry of Finance Japan. Trade Statistics of Japan. 2012. [Cited 28 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://www.customs.go.jp/toukei/srch/index.htm?M=79&P=1,2,,,,1,,,,2,,2004,2006,,,3,2130309,,,,,,,,,,1,,,,,,,,,,,1/ (In Japanese.)
  • 52
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. Total Prohibition of Asbestos. 2006. [Cited 28 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/new-info/kobetu/roudou/sekimen/hourei/dl/hou20-350.pdf (In Japanese)
  • 53
    World Health Organization (WHO). Asbestos: Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases. Media Centre: WHO, 2010.
  • 54
    Albin M, Magnani C, Krstev S, Rapiti E, Shefer I. Asbestos and cancer: an overview of current trends in Europe. Environ Health Perspect 1999; 107 (Suppl 2): 28998.
  • 55
    Darnton AJ, McElvenny DM, Hodgson JT. Estimating the number of asbestos-related lung cancer deaths in Great Britain from 1980 to 2000. Ann Occup Hyg 2006; 50: 2938.
  • 56
    Takahashi K. Occupational cancer by exposure to silica and asbestos – from recent studies. In: Kishi R, ed. Epidemiology of Occupational and Environmental Cancer – Risk Assessment of Low Exposure. Tokyo: Shinohara Shuppan, 2004; 7184. (In Japanese.)
  • 57
    Murayama T, Takahashi K, Natori Y, Kurumatani N. Future Estimation of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in Japan (Report #2). Kobe: Japan Society for Occupational Health, 2002; 329. (In Japanese.)
  • 58
    Takahashi K. Future Trends in Mortality of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in Japan: Estimation and Predictability of the Number of Deaths Based on Actual Birth Year Cohort Method. Kobe: Japan Society for Occupational Health. 2002; 756. (In Japanese)
  • 59
    Clements M, Berry G, Shi J, Ware S, Yates D, Johnson A. Projected mesothelioma incidence in men in New South Wales. Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 74752.
  • 60
    Hodgson JT, McElvenny DM, Darnton AJ, Price MJ, Peto J. The expected burden of mesothelioma mortality in Great Britain from 2002 to 2050. Br J Cancer 2005; 92: 58793.
  • 61
    Burki T. Health experts concerned over India's asbestos industry. Lancet 2010; 375: 6267.
  • 62
    Takahashi K, Kang S-K. Towards elimination of asbestos-related diseases: a theoretical framework for international cooperation. Safety Health Work 2010; 1: 1036.
  • 63
    World Health Organization (WHO). WHA60.26 Sixtieth World Health Assembly. Agenda item 12.13. Workers' Health: Global Plan of Action. Geneva: WHO, 2007.
  • 64
    World Health Organization (WHO). Work Plan 2009–2012 WHO Global Network of Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health. Final Compendium of Projects. 30 September, Geneva: WHO, 2011.
  • 65
    Takahashi K. Asbestos-related diseases: time for technology sharing. Occup Med (Lond) 2008; 58: 3845.
  • 66
    Department of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health. Asian Asbestos Initiative. [Cited 28 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://envepi.med.uoeh-u.ac.jp/aai/index.html
  • 67
    Korean Research Center for Asbestos-Related Diseases. The fourth international seminar of Asian Asbestos Initiative (AAI-4), Busan, 16–18 November 2011. [Cited 28 May 2012.] Available from URL: http://www.krcard.org/asianseminar2011/board2011_1.php?tid=board_dataroom2011_1.