Officials: Mesothelioma Rates Continue To Rise In Canada

(January 26, 2016, 1:13 PM EST) -- OTTAWA — The rates of mesothelioma in Canada continue to rise both in terms of real numbers and as a percentage of the population, according to statistics recently released by Statistics Canada.

Statistics Canada reported 560 new mesothelioma diagnoses in 2012, the last year for which numbers are available. That represents a more than 67 percent increase over 2000, when there were 335 incidences of mesothelioma diagnosed in the country, according to the Statistics Canada database.

In 2000, the mesothelioma rate in Canada stood at 1.1...
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