What is it about?
Humans contact with numerous carcinogens and other noxious factors. All of them cannot be banned. Asbestos-related risks have been extrapolated from the past, when exposures had been heavier. Experiments apply higher doses than those received by workers in the modern industry. Risks at low doses are unproven. Some dose-effect correlations may be caused by the screening effect: asbestos-related diseases have been searched in exposed populations and correspondingly more often found. Malignant mesothelioma is not sharply delineated from other cancers; in exposed populations mesothelioma is diagnosed more frequently because some doubtful and borderline cases are diagnosed as such. It can be reasonably assumed that asbestos ban resulted in more victims of traffic accidents, fires and terrorist attacks. If developed countries continue banning asbestos, others will produce and sell it. RELATED ARTICLES: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6176708/ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325226815_Asbestos_mesothelioma_and_lung_cancer_PJCM_2018241 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334081621 RUSSIAN: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273007212_Antiasbestovaa_kampania_i_zdravyj_smysl_anti-asbestos_campaign_and_the_common_sense https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276027662_Asbest_i_antiasbestovaa_kampania_v_poiskah_razumnyh_resenij_The_anti-asbestos_campaign_in_search_for_reasonable_solutions
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