CDC Study Sees Increase in Mesothelioma Deaths

May 2, 2017

Mesothelioma deaths were predicted to decline after 2005, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found an almost 5% increase from 1999 – 2015.  Most of this increase was in people over the age of 85, but the fact that mesothelioma still occurs in those younger than 55 suggests that occupational and environmental exposure continues despite OSHA and EPA regulations.  This emphasizes the need to maintain asbestos exposure prevention efforts.  Click here to read the CDCs study.