More women around the world are dying from mesothelioma

Last Updated on March 22, 2018 by

More women around the world are dying from mesothelioma

Historical studies show that men are four times more likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma than women are.

However, more and more women are being diagnosed with mesothelioma from across the world.

Women can be exposed through their work, but it’s more likely they are exposed due to secondary causes.

These can be instances such as their husbands unknowingly working with asbestos and bringing the fibers home with them on their clothing.

The wives washing their clothes would then become exposed to the asbestos fibers.

Children can also be exposed by coming into close contact with their fathers once they get home from work for the day.

Research carried out on women in Australia

Researchers conducted studies in Australia to collect data in order to make predictions on how many women could die from being exposed to crocidolite asbestos.

Crocidolite asbestos is the most harmful type and is a lot easier to inhale or swallow due to it’s shape.

Researchers looked at a town that was well known for mining crocidolite asbestos.

Almost 3000 females had lived in this town from 1943 to 1992.

Researchers discovered that since 2004, 8% of the deaths in this town had been women who had died of pleural malignant mesothelioma.

They are predicting that by the year 2030, anywhere from 66 to 87 more females in the town will die from mesothelioma.

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