Asbestos Exposure in Libby, Montana

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Since 1999, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has been conducting a number activities related to asbestos in Libby, Montana. This web site presents a brief overview of those activities, including a testing program for people whose health may have been affected by asbestos, a mortality review, an asbestos-related disease registry, a tremolite asbestos toxicological profile, and a case series of patients with asbestos-related disease. The site also features links to other agencies and organizations participating in remediation and reclamation efforts in Libby.

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Cutting Edge

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public
Health Topics: Minerals, Airborne Transport Processes
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, Environmental Geology