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December 11, 1987

Incorrect Value

JAMA. 1987;258(22):3259. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400220059037

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An error occurred in the MEDICAL NEWS & PERSPECTIVES article entitled "Mesothelioma: Has Patient Had Contact With Even Small Amount of Asbestos?" published in the March 27 issue of The Journal (1987;257:1569-1570). On page 1569, the first sentence of the third full paragraph in column 3 should have read as follows: "In June, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lowered the allowable rate of exposure in the workplace from <2 fibers per cc of air to <0.2 [not '<.01'] fibers per cc of air."