Accession Number : ADP004039

Title :   Early Detection of Environmental Exposure,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : DETreville,R. T. P.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : General methods of prevention in industrial hygiene are shown in Table 1 which shows the place of early detection of disease or excessive exposure. Early detection and/or exclusion of excessive exposure within a comprehensive program is usually much more cost effective than looking for early disease in an uncontrolled or inadequately controlled industrial environment. Table 2 lists some of the examples of screening approaches that have been used. Our diagnostic methods have advanced rapidly and there are much more sophisticated types of x-ray examinations and even CAT scanning that may be applicable in identifying whether chest disease has resulted from asbestos exposure.

Descriptors :   *Toxicology, *Industrial hygiene, *Environments, *Health, Detection, Monitoring, Preventive medicine, Algorithms, Flow charting, Mercury, Lead(Metal), Asbestos, Insecticides, Organic phosphorus compounds, Benzene, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE