Autumn Seminar on Low Level Asbestos Exposures
On October 17, 2007, a technical seminar was held in Belgravia (London) by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) on the subject: Low Level Exposures to Asbestos.1 Topics on the agenda included lung cancer, mesothelioma, risk assessment, environmental asbestos levels and airborne asbestos in CLASP (school) buildings.
During highly technical presentations by Andy Darnton, Bill Sanderson, Robin Howie, Alan Jones and Jean Prentice conflicting views were expressed on:
Delegates at the session included health and safety specialists, civil servants, insurers, asbestos analysts and consultants. Some of the powerpoint presentations are now on the BOHS website.4 For further information contact Bill Sanderson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 18, 2007
3 He clarified this by saying that the level of any threshold will be fiber-type dependent and any actual threshold for amphibole is likely to be very low. Darnton's presentation: The Quantitiative Risks of Mesothelioma in Relation to low-level Asbestos Exposure can be viewed online at: the BOHS website (file 892)