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- public health
- hygiene/occupational hygiene
- risk assessment
- preventive medicine
- exposure monitoring
- exposure assessment
- sick building syndrome
- multiple chemical sensitivity
The article by Clin et al1 provides additional information for a dose–response relationship between asbestos and cancer. Information where a response curve changes the effect as observed from the background is critical in establishing a safe exposure limit (threshold-exposure/concentration-dose). Some investigators have reported that this threshold is around 25 fibre/ml-years, although for some members of an exposed group this may be lower. However, a cumulative no-effect value does not provide information applicable for practical everyday use when monitoring worker exposure. Recent studies2–4 have suggested levels of exposure where …
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