This academic paper finds a power relationship between cumulative smoking and death from lung cancer. This is as expected. The form of relationship permits the calculation of the date when risk was doubled, which may be useful in ‘injury-in-fact’ arguments, and when risk was first detectable which may be useful in ‘de minimis’ arguments.
N.Yamaguchi et al. International Journal of Epidemiology (Dec 2000) Vol. 29, p 963.
Potential exposure to insurable outcomes can be estimated using functions of this sort.
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