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Bay Area Asbestos Surveillance Project (BAASP).


PB87105466

Publication Date 1980
Personal Author Polakoff, P. L.
Page Count 72
Abstract A study, the Bay Area Asbestos Surveillance Project (BAASP), was instituted to screen persons including women who had worked in shipyards during World War-II and male longshore and shipyard workers who believed they had been exposed to asbestos (1332214) prior to 1963 in the San Francisco Bay area in California. The Project initiated a process of worker notification concerning asbestos related disease in the shipyard and longshore industries, advanced public awareness of the hazards of asbestos, began to identify persons who experienced significant exposure to asbestos, and provided some assessment of the medical and social needs of asbestos exposed workers and their families. Of 2244 workers examined by x-ray, 46 percent showed potentially serious abnormality and 30 percent showed questionable abnormality. Of 208 longshoremen, 41 percent showed potentially serious abnormality and 20 percent showed questionable abnormality. Of 186 women, 26 percent showed potentially serious abnormality and 35 percent showed questionable abnormality. The author concludes that at the very least the results of the study emphasize again the importance of asbestos as a threat to many industrial workers.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Air pollution
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Dust
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Shipyards
  • Diseases
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Inhalation
  • Health hazards
  • Bay Area asbestos surveillance project
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors Western Inst. for Occupational/Environmental Sciences, Inc., Berkeley, CA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Draft final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198702
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0113
Bay Area Asbestos Surveillance Project (BAASP).
Bay Area Asbestos Surveillance Project (BAASP).
PB87105466

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • Air pollution
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Dust
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Shipyards
  • Diseases
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Inhalation
  • Health hazards
  • Bay Area asbestos surveillance project
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0113
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