Abuse of epidemiology: automobile manufacturers manufacture a defense to asbestos liability.

@article{Egilman2005AbuseOE,
  title={Abuse of epidemiology: automobile manufacturers manufacture a defense to asbestos liability.},
  author={David Egilman and Marion A Billings},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={360-71}
}
Much of the "debate" about the relationship between asbestos exposure from automobile brake work and asbestos-induced cancer has been fueled by studies that have been funded by corporations with billions at stake in tort litigation. The authors explore how asbestos-lined brake manufacturers have corrupted medical literature to escape liability, analyzing studies funded by these companies to enable them to claim that work with asbestos brake linings never causes mesothelioma. They reveal how the… CONTINUE READING

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