BBC Radio reports 100,000 could die of mesothelioma over 20 years

15 Nov 2008 by under News

BBC Radio reporter Andrew Hosken spoke with residents in the industrial northeast of , where mesothelioma deaths have been steadily increasing during recent years. The report estimates mesothelioma could be responsible for up to 100,000 deaths over the next 20 years.

Experts interviewed for the story say mesothelioma is the “biggest public health disaster the world has ever seen.”

Many people in the area of study were exposed to through their employment in industries including ship building and steel manufacturing.

Listen to the BBC Radio report.

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