The researchers provide a consistent explanation, which, unlike more orthodox explanations, gives rise to the possibility that there is a lower bound to the risk of mesothelioma. It is highly unlikely that this model will be universally welcomed; but offers an opportunity for defence.
A Schinwald et al. Toxicol. Sci. (2012) Vol.128 (2) p 461-470
The Threshold Length for Fiber-Induced Acute Pleural Inflammation: Shedding Light on the Early Events in Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma
The research, and its potential for safety specifications and for defence of mesothelioma claims will be discussed at the next Radar meeting: 4th Sept 2012.