A journal said it would retract a paper about asbestos — now it’s “withdrawn.” What changed?

Tue, Dec 13, 2016


Retraction Watch

Dalmeet Singh Chawla, December 13, 2016

Earlier this year, an environmental journal told an activist group it was going to retract a study about the safety of roofing products made from asbestos. Now the journal has let the authors withdraw the paper — a different process, according to the journal.

The move follows multiple letters from critics asking to retract a study, which found exposure to asbestos-containing roofing products to be within safe limits. The study’s critics claimed that it contains multiple problems, including not declaring the approving editor’s links with the asbestos industry, grouping together different materials with varying levels of asbestos exposures, and providing misleading information.

Read more here: http://retractionwatch.com/2016/12/13/journal-said-retract-paper-asbestos-now-withdrawn-changed/


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