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Unreliable proposed ‘new standard’ for assessing asbestos exposure

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  • Comment on the original article: Gilham C, Rake C, Burdett G, et al. Pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer risks in relation to occupational history and asbestos lung burden. Occup Environ Med 2016;73:290–299.

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  • Competing interests DE and CLS have testified at the request of injured workers, their spouses and others. DE has testified and consulted in litigation at the request of asbestos mining and product manufacturing companies. XB has prepared expert opinions for social courts and statutory accident insurance institutions.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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