Reid, Howard O.,; Kahwa, Ishenkumba A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Chemistry; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Potential public health problems of asbestos in Jamaica
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Date of Publication
Bad industrial hygiene practices, improper waste disposal methods of potentially harmful materials, and public ignorance of these subjects can breed serious public health problems, especially in developing countries. Alarmed by the deplorably callous attitude of construction workers towards safe asbestos disposal procedures, we sought to determine how pervasive these risky procedures are in Jamaican industries and if there are morbidities or mortalities caused by asbestos....