Applying Definitions of “Asbestos” to Environmental and “Low-Dose” Exposure Levels and Health Effects, Particularly Malignant Mesothelioma

@inproceedings{Case2011ApplyingDO,
  title={Applying Definitions of “Asbestos” to Environmental and “Low-Dose” Exposure Levels and Health Effects, Particularly Malignant Mesothelioma},
  author={Bruce W Case and Jerrold L. Abraham and Gregory P. Meeker and F. D. Pooley and Kent E Pinkerton},
  booktitle={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part B, Critical reviews},
  year={2011}
}
Although asbestos research has been ongoing for decades, this increased knowledge has not led to consensus in many areas of the field. Two such areas of controversy include the specific definitions of asbestos, and limitations in understanding exposure-response relationships for various asbestos types and exposure levels and disease. This document reviews the current regulatory and mineralogical definitions and how variability in these definitions has led to difficulties in the discussion and… CONTINUE READING
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