Expert Panel Reports

A Review of the INSERM Report on the Health Effects of Exposure to Asbestos

Published: November 1996


This is a critical review of the report Effets sur la santé des principaux types d'exposition à l'amiante, submitted to the Government of France by l'Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), and dated June 21st, 1996. The Expert Panel's review is based on a pre-publication copy of the INSERM report, in its original French, and on translations subsequently provided by Health Canada. The version reviewed is not quite complete, lacking Chapter 4 sections 2, 3 and 4, and certain illustrations and bibliographies.

Keywords: Canada; Health Canada; France; l’Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale; INSERM; Health; Health Canada; Asbestos; Effects on Health of the Main Types of Exposure to Asbestos; Cancer; Mesothelioma

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