The science of asbestos: A survey of experts

Michael Tremoglie Oct. 19, 2011, 4:32am


Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series into the science of asbestos. The series will ask and attempt to answer what is myth, what is fact, what is not known and how the science affects the litigation of asbestos claims.

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - There are some who say all forms of asbestos are unsafe and to be exposed to any amount is hazardous, while others say that one form of asbestos can be handled safely. Then there are some who are not sure.

Some of the leading scientific researchers, experts in the field of mesothelioma research and occupational medicine, have divergent opinions on the nature of the hazards caused by asbestos.

Four scientists were asked four questions about asbestos. Each one of them has distinguished themselves in some way in the field of asbestos science.

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