Monday, April 16, 2012

Mesothelioma Still on the Rise in Japan

While the rate of mesothelioma continues to slowly decline in the U.S., the virulent asbestos-linked cancer is still on the rise in Japan.

A new Japanese study on future health trends projects that the incidence of mesothelioma won’t peak in Japan until 2027.  In the meantime, tens of thousands of Japanese workers are expected to die of mesothelioma.  Based on considerations such as the number of workers in industrial jobs and the likelihood of asbestos exposure, the study projects the mesothelioma death toll to reach 66,327 people ages 50 to 89 between 2003 and 2050.

Read more at Surviving Mesothelioma.


  1. So you get Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos? That sucks... Poor guys.

  2. I don't know why people still use asbestos