The epidemiology of mesothelioma.

  title={The epidemiology of mesothelioma.},
  author={M. G. Britton},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={29 1},
It has been more than 40 years since occupational crocidolite exposure in South African miners was found to be associated with development of malignant mesothelial tumors 30 to 40 years later. Similar cases were not seen in the amosite and chrysotile miners. Since then, epidemiological and toxicological knowledge have increased enormously, but mortality continues to rise steeply (5% to 10% per year) in most industrialized countries. Even with widespread asbestos abatement efforts, this increase… CONTINUE READING
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