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The Exact Number of Asbestos Related Deaths Still Remains Unknown

While there are many estimates on how many lives asbestos related diseases claim each year, it's hard to pin down an exact number. Asbestos Nation reports that this is because asbestos-related deaths are not precisely recorded or reported by public health authorities. Asbestos Nation compiled the number below as conservative estimates to show deaths broken down from 1999 to 2013.

Year

Mesothelioma

Asbestosis

Both diseases

1999

2,481

1,258

92

2000

2,530

1,486

117

2001

2,508

1,449

96

2002

2,575

1,467

106

2003

2,625

1,464

96

2004

2,657

1,460

87

2005

2,701

1,416

83

2006

2,588

1,340

78

2007

2,606

1,393

85

2008

2,709

1,341

93

2009

2,753

1,255

73

2010

2,745

1,308

73

2011

2,832

1,243

66

2012

2,874

1,208

68

2013

2,686

1,229

72

Total

39,870

20,317

1,285

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from CDC WONDER database, 1999-2013.

To get an idea of a geographic breakdown we dug into data provided by the CDC for 1999.

The 10 States with the Highest Number of Mesothelioma deaths

State

No. of Deaths

% of Total

1. California

259

9.1%

2. Florida

163

5.7%

3. Pennsylvania

162

5.7%

4. New York

156

5.5%

5. Ohio

131

4.6%

6. Illinois

128

4.5%

7. Texas

125

4.4%

8. New Jersey

111

3.9%

9. Massachusetts

81

2.8%

10. Virginia

75

2.6%

To look at a complete list you can view the CDCs working paper click here.

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