Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality -- United States, 1999-2005

Bang, K. M.; Mazurek, J. M.; Storey, E.; Attfield, M. D.; Schleiff, P. L.; Wood, J. M.
April 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/24/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 15, p393
The article reports on the mortality rate of malignant mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure, has resulted in 18,068 deaths from 1999 to 2005. Asbestos, although eliminated from many products, is still being imported and nearly 1.3 million construction workers are still exposed to the substance. The article includes a table on the number of malignant mesothelioma deaths among persons above 25 years of age in the U.S. from 1999 to 2005.


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