[The] mesothelioma epidemic does not show signs of attenuation.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 13, 2015
Italian researchers say mesothelioma, the deadly cancer associated with asbestos exposure, has reached epidemic proportions in parts of Europe and Oceania. Click here to read the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website.
Mesothelioma researchers Claudio and Tommaso Bianchi of the Center for the Study of Environmental Cancer in Monfalcone, Italy gathered mesothelioma data from cancer registries and fellow researchers around the world. They reached a disturbing conclusion.
“[The] mesothelioma epidemic does not show signs of attenuation,” write the Bianchis. “The lack of data for a large majority of the world does not allow that the consciousness of the risks related to asbestos exposure is reached.”
The report, published in the Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found the highest mesothelioma rates in the UK, The Netherlands, Malta, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. Japan and Central Europe have relatively low mesothelioma rates.
“While it is discouraging to see mesothelioma rates continuing to rise, the most unsettling part of this report is the revelation that too many countries are not even gathering mesothelioma data at all,” says Alex Strauss, Surviving Mesothelioma’s Managing Editor. “If this is true, it is likely that global mesothelioma rates will continue to climb for many years.”
To read more about mesothelioma rates around the world, see Italian Report Details “Global Mesothelioma Epidemic” now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website.
Bianchi, C and Bianchi, T, “Global mesothelioma epidemic: Trend and features”, Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine”, December 12, 2014, pp. 82-88. http://www.ijoem.com/article.asp?issn=0019-5278;year=2014;volume=18;issue=2;spage=82;epage=88;aulast=Bianchi
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