TITLE

Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality -- United States, 1999-2005

AUTHOR(S)
Bang, K. M.; Mazurek, J. M.; Storey, E.; Attfield, M. D.; Schleiff, P. L.; Wood, J. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/24/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 15, p393
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
38707811

 

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