New statistics show mesothelioma rates still rising
Work safe Australia released the report Mesothelioma in Australia: Incidence (1982 to 2013) and Mortality (1997 to 2012) on 22 May 2015 which shows that the trend in deaths from mesothelioma continues to rise. The report shows that there was 638 deaths from mesothelioma in 2012, or just over 12 deaths per week in that calendar year. The report also stated that there was 584 new diagnosed cases of mesothelioma for the 2013 calendar year.
You can view the full report on the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency website.