Mesothelioma in Australia

Safe Work Australia has released a report titled Mesothelioma in Australia: incidence 1982 to 2007; mortality 1997 to 2007.

The rate of deaths due to mesothelioma has remained relatively stable over the 10 years for which data are available. Data on the number of new cases of mesothelioma are collected nationally by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in the National Cancer Statistics Clearing House, via the State Cancer Registries. Information on deaths from mesothelioma is also collected by the AIHW as part of the National Mortality Database. Data are available from 1982 to 2007 for the number of new cases, and from 1997 to 2007 for the number of deaths.

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