Asbestos-related diseases without asbestosis
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Asbestos-related diseases without asbestosis report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council in accordance with section 141 of the the Social Security Act 1975 on the question whether asbestos-related diseases without asbestos should be prescribed under the Act. by Great Britain. Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English


  • Workers" compensation -- Great Britain.,
  • Asbestos -- Physiological effect.

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Edition Notes

SeriesCmnd -- 8750
LC ClassificationsHD7103.65.G7
The Physical Object
Pagination17p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22037441M
ISBN 100101875002

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