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

Korda, Rosemary; Clements, MS; Armstrong, Bruce K; Trevenar, Susan; Chalker, Elizabeth; Newman, Leah; Kirk, Martyn


Objectives: 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. Methods: We used...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health Research & Practice
DOI: 10.17061/phrp2641646


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