New! ATSDR resources related to Libby, Montana, and the vermiculite sites [PDF, 59KB]
Asbestos Exposure and Your Health Fact Sheet [PDF, 338KB]
Read this fact sheet if you or someone you know may have been exposed to asbestos.
ToxFAQs™ for Asbestos
An ATSDR fact sheet summarizing frequently asked questions about asbestos.
Public Health Statement for Asbestos
Full text of ATSDR's general findings and health statement on asbestos. Questions and answers from the 2001 Toxicological Profile
Toxicological Profile for Asbestos
A study of the adverse effects of asbestos exposure. Includes information about asbestos, health effects, exposure, and disposal.
Asbestos Toxicity from ATSDR's Case Studies in Environmental Medicine
ATSDR Asbestos Findings on residential air and dust samples in Lower Manhattan (World Trade Center area).
A study of airborne asbestos as it relates to the 9/11 tragedy in New York.
Hazardous Substances & Public Health, Newsletter Vol 12, No. 1, Spring 2002
Focuses on Libby, Montana, and Minnesota history and activities
Mineralogical information for vermiculite mined at Libby, Montana
Protocol to Confirm Asbestos-Related Abnormalities
A discussion of techniques for diagnosing asbestos-related conditions
Chemical-specific Health Consultation: Tremolite Asbestos and other related types of asbestos
A compilation of ATSDR information on asbestos and human exposure and risks.
EPA's Asbestos Home Page
A list of valuable links for more information on asbestos.
Asbestos Information from OSHA
OSHA provides industry standards, training materials, much more.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (NIOSH)
Information on workplace exposure to asbestos.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Asbestos Index
Includes links to other sites with additional info on asbestos.
National Library of Medicine, MEDLINEplus Index Page for Asbestos/Asbestosis
Provides an index of links to various government agencies with information regarding asbestos and asbestosis
U.S. Dept. of Labor Asbestos Fact Sheet (workplace exposures)
Asbestos Program - Massachusetts Div. of Occupational Safety
Asbestos in Vermiculite and Zonolite Insulation - Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection
Northeast Minnesota Community Vermiculite Investigation Homepage - Minnesota Dept. of Health
Asbestos or Vermiculite links - Minnesota Dept of Health
Vermiculite Insulation - Minnesota Dept. of Health
Vermiculite and Gardening Use - Minnesota Dept. of Health
Asbestos in Vermiculite Insulation - Washington Dept. of Health
Asbestos Division Homepage - Oklahoma Dept. of Labor
Asbestos in Vermiculite Fact Sheet - Illinois Dept of Public Health
Asbestos Fact Sheet - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
American Cancer Society
Features the most up-to-date information on cancer and cancer research.
American Lung Association
This site contains a wealth of information about lung diseases and disorders, including up-to-date press releases.
National Cancer Institute
Research programs, clinical trials, and statistics about cancer.
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Features a large database of information on health care.
Often the best source for a referral is your own primary care physician. Usually, this person will be well aware of local medical specialists and resources.
Other sources of referral include your local hospital/medical center's “physician referral line” and local academic medical centers.
Below is a list of links to other sources for referrals. This list is by no means exhaustive, but each of these links has a “doctor finder” feature. ATSDR suggests looking for physicians who specialize in pulmonary medicine or occupational medicine/environmental medicine.
American Medical Association
"Doctor Finder" feature that allows searches by specialty, name, and availablity of web consultations.
American Osteopathic Association
Searchable database of doctors of osteopathy.
Association of American Medical Colleges
Links to American Medical Teaching Hospitals. Searchable by state or hospital name.
Association of Occupational and Environmental Health Clinics
Clickable map to locate health care providers with expertise in occupational and environmental health.
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This page last updated on October 29, 2008