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Asbestos related disease

2,542 mesothelioma deaths in 2015

467 Asbestosis deaths in
2015

Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases such as asbestosis and pleural thickening.

Mesothelioma, asbestosis, and pleural thickening: time trends in annual deaths and Industrial Injuries Benefit Disablement (IIDB) cases*

Mesothelioma, asbestosis, and pleural thickening: time trends in annual deaths and Industrial Injuries Benefit Disablement (IIDB) cases*

*Latest statistics are for 2015 for deaths and 2016 for IIDB cases

Further information

Updated 2017-10-25