NIOSH Report on Asbestos Contamination in the Home
Read about the limits to the NIOSH study of contamination in workers’ homes with dangerous carcinogens such as asbestos
What are the NIOSH study’s limits regarding contamination and asbestos?
The available information does not provide a basis for estimating the magnitude of the problem.
Few studies document the frequency and distribution of health effects among the families of workers in different occupations.
No surveillance system exists to record or monitor such cases.
Some conditions caused by worker home contamination are common (such as rashes and asthma) and may not be recognized as coming from work.
For many conditions, a long time passes between exposure to the material and the beginning of the condition. This makes it difficult to know the cause of the condition.
Existing reports contain little information about the levels of contamination in workers’ homes.
Courtesy of http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pdfs/wkhmcn.pdf
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