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Pleural mesothelioma and asbestos exposure: a case–control study with quantitative risk assessment—response to Marsh and Benson's letter

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  • Funding The Casale case–control study was supported by a grant from Regione Piemonte, Ricerca Sanitaria Finalizzata 2004 (to CM) and by the Regione Piemonte, Ricerca Scientifica Applicata 2003 (to DM, CM). Analyses for the present study were supported by the Italian National Institute of Health—ISS, ‘Progetto Amianto’ (to CM).

  • Competing interests DM and CM acted as expert witnesses for the public prosecutor in criminal trials on asbestos-related cancers.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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