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Are Current or Future Mesothelioma Epidemics in Hong Kong the Tragic Legacy of Uncontrolled Use of Asbestos in the Past?

Tse, Lap Ah; Yu, Ignatius T S; Goggins, William; Clements, Mark; Wang, Xiao Rong; Au, Joseph Siu-kie; Yu, Kai Shing


BACKGROUND: Because of the long latent period of asbestos-related mesothelioma, investigators suggest that the high incidence of this disease will continue in the coming decades. OBJECTIVES: We describe the time trends of mesothelioma incidence and its relationship to historical consumption of asbestos in Hong Kong and project future trends of mesothelioma incidence. METHODS: We obtained local annual consumption of total asbestos for 1960-2006 (converted to kilograms per person per year)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
DOI: 10.1289/ehp.0900868


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