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Mesothelioma Risk in U.K.

British people who’ve worked in high-risk jobs like carpentry and plumbing, especially before age 30, are at greatest risk of developing the deadly lung cancer,mesothelioma, according to a recent study in the British Journal of Cancer. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Although regulations have reduced the amount of asbestos in both British and American buildings since the 1970s, the mesothelioma death rate in Britain has continued to climb among people over age 60. For the first time, researchers there decided to examine the connection between lifetime asbestos exposure in the workplace and home, and mesothelioma risk. This study included 622 mesothelioma patients in England, Wales, and Scotland who were born after 1925, as well as a group of 1,420 … Continue reading Mesothelioma Risk in U.K. »