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Table 5 Approval standards of asbestos-related diseases in France [34]

From: Review of carcinogenicity of asbestos and proposal of approval standards of an occupational cancer caused by asbestos in Korea

  Medical diagnosis standards Asbestos dust exposure standards Latent duration
Asbestosis Diagnosis of lung fibrosis with specific radiographic characteristics, irrespective of changes in pulmonary function test findings 2 years (List of directly related jobs) Liability period: Up to 35 years after the end of exposure
Malignant mesothelioma Histology; if it is insufficient, clinical course and radiological diagnosis Routine exposure without a minimum period Up to 40 years after the end of exposure
Lung cancer Histology; if it is insufficient, clinical course and radiological diagnosis 10 year exposure + limited job group (work directly related to an asbestos-containing material(ACM), insulation using ACM, removal of an asbestos-containing insulation material, repair of a building in which asbestos is used, cutting and grinding of a material containing asbestos, shipbuilding and ship repair, manufacturing of an asbestos-containing friction material, maintenance performed with an asbestos-containing equipment) Up to 40 years after the end of exposure
Pleural plaque Calcification or pleural plaque in the pericardium or pleura, confirmed with CT Routine exposure without a minimum period Up to 40 years after the end of exposure