The Costs of Asbestos-Associated Disease and Death

Estimation of the costs of illness and death is always difficult, especially when dealing with progressive conditions having long latency. Preliminary study results suggest that the tragedies of asbestos-associated death and disability are compounded by an unfair and inefficient compensation system. Much of the burden of payments, however inadequate, has been shifted from asbestos producers to taxpayers.

Author(s): William G. Johnson; Edward Heler

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Volume 61, Issue 2 (pages 177–194)
Published in 1983