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    Revue des maladies…
    1999

[Risk assessment of benign asbestosis (dose-effect relationship, time-effect relationship, co-factors)].

@article{Letourneux1999RiskAO,
  title={[Risk assessment of benign asbestosis (dose-effect relationship, time-effect relationship, co-factors)].},
  author={M. A. Letourneux},
  journal={Revue des maladies respiratoires},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 6 Pt 2},
  pages={
          1270-7
        }
}
Despite the lack of precision of asbestos exposure assessments and the limitations of the main diagnostic epidemiological tool for asbestos-related diseases (i.e. standard X ray films), several issues concerning the risk of development of asbestos-related diseases are well established. For asbestosis, now a rare disease, the existence of a positive dose-response relationship, with a threshold or no-effect level, has been clearly demonstrated. The slope of the relationship curve is steeper for… CONTINUE READING

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