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The epidemic of asbestos-related diseases in New Zealand

Kjellstrom, Tord


New Zealand is a small country with a big asbestos disease problem. The lack of action on warnings in the 1960s and 1970s has led to epidemics of mesothelioma and asbestosis, which can be clearly documented via the death and cancer registers. In addition, an uncertain number of lung cancers due to asbestos exposure has occurred. The epidemic started in the 1980s, and will eventually have cost the lives of at least 2,000 to 3,000 workers. Prevention against ongoing exposures from asbestos...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Occupational and environmental health


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