Press Release

Report on the Survey on Asbestos Health Hazards

June 13, 2008

(1) A survey on asbestos health hazard was conducted in six areas: Osaka prefecture, Amagasaki city, Tosu city, Yokohama city, Hashima city and Nara prefecture. The medical examinations and resident interviews, including chest X-rays and chest CTs, were also carried out to access health risks.

(2) The Exposure Situation of Qualified Persons (survey) A survey was carried on afflicted people who qualified to have a designated disease due to inhaled asbestos in Japan. Qualified people were classified based on asbestos exposure situation(s), employment and residence history.

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