Irving Selikoff

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1915 – 1992

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Who was Irving Selikoff?

Dr. Irving J. Selikoff was a medical researcher who in the 1960s established a link between the inhalation of asbestos particles and lung-related ailments. His work is largely responsible for the regulation of asbestos today. He also co-discovered a treatment for tuberculosis.

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Born
1915
Brooklyn
Education
  • Columbia University
Died
May 20, 1992

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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