Independent report

Asbestos exposure and retroperitoneal fibrosis: IIAC position paper 20

A review of the risk of retroperitoneal fibrosis in work involving exposure to asbestos.


Asbestos exposure and retroperitoneal fibrosis

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Following a court judgement, the council were asked to consider the case for retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with occupational exposure to asbestos.

Having reviewed the evidence, the council concluded that while there was a suggestion of an association, on the evidence available, they could not recommend any changes to the list of prescribed diseases for which people can claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Published 20 June 2008