Predicting Asbestos's Fallout

Science  19 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5776, pp. 1000-1001
DOI: 10.1126/science.1127406

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Forecasting Product Liability Claims. Epidemiology and Modeling in the Manville Asbestos Case. By Eric Stallard, Kenneth G. Manton, and Joel E. Cohen. Springer, Berlin, 2005. 424 pp. $84.95, £69, €89.95. ISBN 0-387-94987-9. Statistics for Biology and Health.

The authors describe the quantitative forecasting they developed to provide the groundwork for resolving the long Johns-Mansville asbestos litigation.