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March 2004 Archives

Deaths from Asbestos Increasing, While Proposed Legislation Would Limit Aid to Its Victims

10,000 US Deaths Per Year From Asbestos Diseases

Almost 10,000 deaths per year in the United States, or close to 30 deaths per day, are due to asbestos exposure, and the number may be increasing, according to a new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The substance kills thousands more people than skin cancer, and nearly the number that are slain in assaults with firearms. One out of every 125 American men over the age of 50 dies from asbestosis, mesothelioma, or other asbestos diseases.