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Which is the incidence of mesothelioma by occupation?

Most of the patients who suffer from mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos at work. Certain industries, which involve working with products that contain asbestos are associated with higher chances of getting mesothelioma.

Research has shown that occupations with high rates of mesothelioma are: shipyard workers, pipe-fitters, boiler workers, machinists, welders, and electricians. Also, the occupations associated with the most mesothelioma deaths in 1999 were the following:

  • manager/administrator (41 deaths)
  • housewife/ homemaker (37 deaths)
  • pipefitter/ plumber/ steamfitter (18 deaths)
  • janitor/cleaner (17 deaths)
  • supervisor/ sales occupations/ proprietor (16 deaths)

We wanted a resource where people who are looking for better help can find it, because one of the issues that I have found is that the diagnosis takes a little bit, some people don’t know if they are diagnosed or not. This is something that it is important enough, that is why I wanted to put the information together.