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Forbes magazine publishes article featuring Cardno ChemRisk study

A Cardno ChemRisk-authored study of ambient asbestos fiber concentration and long-term trends in pleural mesothelioma incidence between urban and rural environments in the United States was featured in a recently published Forbes article, titled Study Undermines Key Theory Behind Talc Asbestos Lawsuits.

Talc powder bottle with talc powder spread in front of it

The Forbes article highlights that the Cardno ChemRisk study found no difference in the rate of pleural mesothelioma among women in both environments.

According to the authors, Meghan Glynn, Kara Keaton, Shannon Gaffney, and Jennifer Sahmel, this finding suggests that differences in ambient asbestos concentrations, which have been reported to be 10‐fold or greater across regions in the United States, have not influenced the risk of pleural mesothelioma.

Daniel Fisher, the author of the Forbes article writes, “the results appear incompatible with the idea that exposure to even a tiny amount of asbestos, such as the trace amounts plaintiff lawyers claim are in talcum powder, can cause mesothelioma.”