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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
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