International Mesothelioma Trends and Statistics

The Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that asbestos has been banned in 65 countries which have a total population of over billion people or approximately 16% of the global population. This means that the majority of the world still uses the naturally occurring and potentially deadly fiber. Unfortunately many countries don’t keep accurate records of mesothelioma which makes understanding the global effect of the epidemic less clear. However what is clear is that data in countries which accurately record mesothelioma diagnoses and deaths show that numbers of deaths continue to rise.

Countries with the greatest number of mesothelioma deaths per 100,000 include

  • United Kingdom: 3.3-3.6
  • Australia: 3.2
  • The Netherlands: 2.85
  • New Zealand: 2.5
  • Belgium: 2.0
  • Republic of Malta: 1.2

Countries with the fewest numbers of Mesothelioma diagnoses per 100,000 include

  • Ireland: .8
  • Lebanon: .3-.6
  • Poland: .3
  • Estonia: .3
  • Spain: .2
  • India: .05

To view the full journal article click here.

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