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Research and discuss the relevance of epidemiologic and experimental evidence in recent governmental decisions to regulate exposure to asbestos in the environment.

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To discuss: The relevance of the epidemiologic and experimental evidence in recent governmental decisions to regulate the exposure to asbestos in the environment.

Introduction: Cancer can be defined as a group of diseases, which involve abnormal growth of cells, and these cells can spread and invade other regions of the body. Several hereditary and environmental factors play a crucial role in the conversion of normal cells to cancerous cells. Several environmental factors are associated with increasing the risk of developing cancer. These factors include smoking, UV radiations from the sun, and viral infections.

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Asbestos is a mineral obtained from metamorphic rocks. This mineral is used in the formation of products such as automobile clutches, roofing material, vinyl tile corrugated sheeting, and many more. This product is harmless in general, but in the case of inhalation of the powdered form, it can trigger cancer formation in the cells. The miners and manufacturers of the products, who are using the mineral, are highly prone to this form of cancer...

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