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Mesothelioma trends in the ACT and comparisons with the rest of Australia

OPEN Public health research & practice | 8 Oct 2016

RJ Korda, MS Clements, BK Armstrong, SM Trevenar, EB Chalker, LA Newman and MD Kirk
Abstract
Inhalation of asbestos fibres is the predominant cause of malignant mesothelioma. Domestic exposure to asbestos is a major community concern in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) because of loose-fill asbestos home insulation. Little is known about how trends in mesothelioma rates in the ACT compare with those elsewhere. The objective of this study was to describe trends in mesothelioma rates in the ACT and compare them with those for the rest of Australia.
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Asbestos and the law, Jervis Bay Territory, Asbestos, Mesothelioma, New South Wales, Cancer, Australia, Australian Capital Territory
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