Continuing increase in mesothelioma mortality in Britain.

  title={Continuing increase in mesothelioma mortality in Britain.},
  author={Julian Peto and John Timothy Hodgson and Fiona E. Matthews and James R. Jones},
  volume={345 8949},
Mesothelioma is closely related to exposure to asbestos, and mesothelioma mortality can be taken as an index of past exposure to asbestos in the population. We analysed mesothelioma mortality since 1968 to assess the current state of the mesothelioma epidemic, and to predict its future course. We found that rates of mesothelioma in men formed a clear pattern defined by age and date of birth. Rates rose steeply with age showing a very similar pattern in all five-year birth cohorts. By date of… CONTINUE READING
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