Low Dose Chrysotile Exposure, Asbestosis, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma
December 6, 2001
photo-2Chrysotile asbestos was, and still is, the principal type of asbestos used in the United States, accounting for more than 95 percent of the total tonnage of all asbestos imported into or mined within the country. Thus, chrysotile asbestos was, and is, also the principal type of asbestos used by manufacturers in producing their asbestos products.
During the last half of the 20th century, papers began to appear in the medical literature asserting that chrysotile asbestos was not a cause of mesothelioma, the most costly disease to settle in the legal arena. No similar assertion, however, was made for …