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Commentary On ‘Evaluation Of Take Home (para-occupational) Exposure To Asbestos And Disease: A Review Of The Literature’, Donovan Et Al.1
D. Egilman, Nicholas M. Druar
Published 2013 · Medicine
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We believe that Donovan et al.’s paper titled, ‘‘Evaluation of take home (para-occupational) exposure to asbestos and disease: a review of the literature’’ omits important information that contradicts the authors’ conclusion that take home exposure to chrysotile asbestos does not cause asbestos disease. 1 The paper’s stated purpose suggests a single-minded scope, scope with its conclusions indicating that the paper was meant to address issues presented in litigation: ‘‘In recent years, toxic tort litigation involving asbestos claims has reached record levels; an increasing number of these cases involve claims of para-occupational exposure.’’ 1 Furthermore, Dr.
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