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Report on the Survey on Health Hazards Caused by Asbestos

June 5, 2007

(1) The survey on health hazards caused by asbestos in Osaka and Saga
Interviews with the survivors of mesothelioma victims regarding occupational careers and residence histories, and the examination of their medical records were conducted in Osaka and Saga.
(2) The survey on health hazards caused by asbestos in the Sennan area in Osaka, Amagasaki City and Tosu City
The medical examinations and interviews of the residents, including chest X-rays and chest CTs, were conducted in the Sennan area in Osaka, Amagasaki City and Tosu City.
(3) The epidemiological analysis on health hazards caused by asbestos in Amagasaki City
The standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) of mesothelioma were calculated for the entire city and also by districts in Amagasaki City.

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