ERIC Number: ED359041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Asbestos and Asbestosis. LC Science Tracer Bullet.
Alderson, Karen L., Comp.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in several forms and because of its temperature-resisting properties, flexibility, and strength, it was widely used in the construction industry, automobile industry, and textile industry. Asbestos becomes dangerous when it crumbles and breaks releasing fibers that can cause asbestosis and certain types of cancer. Since the effects of asbestos exposure often do not appear until years later, there is concern in the United States over the presence of asbestos in older buildings, particularly schools. This guide lists materials on the uses and health problems associated with asbestos. As the name implies it is not a comprehensive bibliography but is designed to put the reader "on target." (PR)
Descriptors: Asbestos, Cancer, Ceilings, Construction Materials, Elementary Secondary Education, Geology, Hazardous Materials, Minerals, Physical Health, Repair, Science Education, Structural Elements (Construction)
Science Reference Section, Science and Technology Division, Library of Congress, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, DC 20540.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Science and Technology Div.