Introduction to this special session, co-sponsored by: The joint policy committee of the societies of epidemiology (JPC-SE) and the apha epidemiology section, as part of their “future of epidemiology” series which has been convened annually at the apha annual meeting since 2007
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Discuss current epidemiologic knowledge relating to chrysotile asbestos. Explain common limitations to many studies and the implications on published results, particularly from the junk science infiltration into the literature. Describe the purposes of the JPC-SE and the role that organizations such as the APHA and the APHA Epidemiology Section are playing.
Keywords: Asbestos, Policy/Policy Development