Work environment of plants manufacturing asbestos-containing products in Japan

T. Higashi, H. Hori, H. Sakurai, K. Omae, T. Tsuda, T. Satoh, H. Hoshi

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In 1985, a comprehensive study of asbestos-containing product plans (A/C, friction, textile) was performed. The data presented were based not on personal but on area sampling. A conversion equation from area sampling data to personal exposure values was developed. Exposure concentrations were 0.07-0.66 f ml-1. In workplaces which belonged to member companies of the Japan Asbestos Association, the percentage of workplaces whose exposure concentrations was less than 0.3 f ml-1 was 70% in 1985 (N = 510), but 98% in 1992 (N = 430). Concentrations in a new, well-controlled A/C plant were less than 0.1 f ml-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-494
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Occupational Hygiene
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Aug
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Higashi, T., Hori, H., Sakurai, H., Omae, K., Tsuda, T., Satoh, T., & Hoshi, H. (1994). Work environment of plants manufacturing asbestos-containing products in Japan. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 38(4), 489-494.