The Diagnosis and Attribution of Asbestos-related Diseases in an Australian Context

D.W. Henderson, M.L. Jones, Nicholas De Klerk, J. Leigh, Arthur Musk, K.B. Shilkin, V.M. Williams

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Abstract

Predictions of future cases of mesothelioma in Australia to the year 2020 are in the order of a total of 10,000 new cases. Compensation claims are testing the attribution in a particular case between occupational asbestos exposure and lung cancer. The cost of the problem necessitates clarifying and standardizing the criteria for a confident diagnosis of asbestos-related disease. The possibility of differences in criteria that determine attribution of asbestos to a disease prompted a consensus meeting of pathologists, epidemiologists, physicians, oncologists, radiologists, and others to define current thinking and to agree on an Australian document based on the scientific evidence for establishing diagnoses and attribution data of asbestos-related diseases in Australia. The participants' findings are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Asbestos War
EditorsLaurie Kazan-Allen
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAbel Publication Services, Inc
Pages40-46
Volume10
EditionAdelaide-Australia
ISBN (Print)10773525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventThe Diagnosis and Attribution of Asbestos-related Diseases in an Australian Context - Adelaide-Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …

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ConferenceThe Diagnosis and Attribution of Asbestos-related Diseases in an Australian Context
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Henderson, D. W., Jones, M. L., De Klerk, N., Leigh, J., Musk, A., Shilkin, K. B., & Williams, V. M. (2004). The Diagnosis and Attribution of Asbestos-related Diseases in an Australian Context. In L. Kazan-Allen (Ed.), The Asbestos War (Adelaide-Australia ed., Vol. 10, pp. 40-46). United States: Abel Publication Services, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1179/oeh.2004.10.1.40