Asbestos related cancer deaths set to rise

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7487.327-a (Published 10 February 2005)
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  1. Dobson Roger
  1. Abergavenny

    Deaths from exposure to asbestos are increasing and will peak in the next decade, according to new research. Annual deaths from mesothelioma among men in Britain will rise to between 1950 and 2450 a year between 2011 and 2015, compared with 153 deaths in 1968, say researchers writing in the British Journal of Cancer (published online ahead of print publication) on 25 January (http://www.nature.com/bjc http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6602307).

    They predict that the total number of deaths since 1968 will rise to 90 000 by 2050, with 65 000 of those deaths after 2002. …

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