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In those exposed to asbestos over a significant period of time, between 2% and 10% will be diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Information and Facts. https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma-facts/. Published September 26 2017. Accessed September 26, 2017

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Title
Mesothelioma Information and Facts
Publication Date
Published September 26 2017
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Categories

  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Future Human Burden

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