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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that takes many years to develop following the inhalation of asbestos fibres, but is usually rapidly fatal following disease onset. Annual deaths in Britain increased steeply over the last 50 years, a consequence of mainly occupational asbestos exposures that occurred because of the widespread industrial use of asbestos during 1950-1980.

The latest information shows:

Mesothelioma in Great Britain: annual deaths, IIDB cases and projected future deaths to 2030.

Mesothelioma in Great Britain: annual deaths, IIDB cases and projected future deaths to 2030
Updated 2016-11-02