What new Ontario-led research says about mesothelioma
TVO – New research suggests that older adults and women are getting mesothelioma in increasing numbers. “The really high asbestos exposures that people got in workplaces are becoming less common,” says Paul Demers, director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre at Ontario Health. “But lower exposures from asbestos that’s in buildings where people are living in — that’s gradually escaping into the environment — will become more important over time.”
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