Early Detection of Environmental Exposure,
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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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 andor 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.