Asbestos: The Future Risk

By Barbara Hadley and Tom Rennell

Asbestos: The Future Risk is a comprehensive guide to all the issues arising from the fallout of asbestos use in the developed world and its ongoing use in the developing world. Providing a complete overview of the entire asbestos industry and its complicated claims legacy, Asbestos: The Future Risk is a must read for anyone involved with asbestos at any level. Read Reviews…



Asbestos is not just a problem of the past, nor is there an identifiable point in the future by which we can stop worrying about its legacy. In various countries around the world asbestos production and consumption continues unabated, storing up problems for the future. In countries that have banned the use of asbestos, such as the UK, the continued presence of this material in buildings public and private will have consequences for decades to come.

Asbestos: the Future Risk is a special report that pulls together the historical background as to how this mineral came to be so widely used; the medical view of asbestos related diseases and their treatment; the current patterns of consumption that indicate where future claims may come from; and current practice for dealing with asbestos in the built environment, exposure to which has spread asbestos-related diseases to people outside those occupations that worked directly with asbestos.

A 156 page, soft cover, A4 size book with colour illustrations, tables and charts containing the latest available data on the subject, this report provides an all-round update on the present state of knowledge and sets out the challenges faced by claimants, governments, private companies, public authorities, lawyers and insurers.



  1. Introduction
  2. Asbestos Timeline
  3. What is Asbestos?
  4. Asbestos Production & Consumption
  5. Asbestos Related Diseases
  6. History of Asbestos Regulations
  7. Global Mesothelioma Study
  8. Exposures to Asbestos
  9. Asbestos Litigation
  10. Establishing Corporate Liability
  11. Trends in Claims and Compensation
  12. Organisations and Resources