Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure in the U.S.
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09 Aug 2006 14:47 PDT
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Question ID: 754436
What areas (counties, cities, zipcodes) in the United States are reporting greater-than-normal rates for Mesothelioma. Example: "Asbestos in Libby, Montana".
Re: Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure in the U.S.
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 09 Aug 2006 16:32 PDT
Dear downchuck1-ga; Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. As you probably already know statistics are always compiled after the fact. The latest report appears to have been released in 2004. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health the highest incidence of Mesothelioma per capita occurred in Maine and Alaska where the state rates exceeded the national average of 11.7 cases per million by more than twice that (Alaska at 32.8 cases per million and Maine with 26.4 cases per million). WORKER HEALTH CHARTBOOK http://www2.cdc.gov/NIOSH-Chartbook/ch2/ch2-10-2.asp http://www2.cdc.gov/NIOSH-Chartbook/imagedetail.asp?imgid=211 State-by-state figures: http://www2.cdc.gov/NIOSH-Chartbook/FigureData_Excel/Fig2-169.xls In Alaska the counties affected worst appear to be Anchorage Borough followed by: Kenai Peninsula Denali Kodiak Island North Slope ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP GOVERNMENT DATA ON ASBESTOS MORTALITY http://www.ewg.org/reports/asbestos/maps/government_data.php?stab=AK Alaska County Map: US CENSUS BUREAU (for reference only) http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/alaska_map.html GOVERNMENT DATA ON ASBESTOS MORTALITY DATA BY COUNTY http://www.ewg.org/reports/asbestos/tables/deathdetails_county.php?fips=02000 In Maine the worst affected county is indisputably Cumberland County followed by Sagadahoc County. ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP GOVERNMENT DATA ON ASBESTOS MORTALITY http://www.ewg.org/reports/asbestos/maps/government_data.php?stab=ME Maine County Map: US CENSUS BUREAU (for reference only) http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/maine_map.html GOVERNMENT DATA ON ASBESTOS MORTALITY DATA BY COUNTY http://www.ewg.org/reports/asbestos/tables/deathdetails_county.php?fips=23000 In terms of overall asbestos related cases you can see that California?s Los Angeles County sets the current record in terms of sheer numbers. HOW STATES COMPARE http://www.ewg.org/reports/asbestos/tables/deathdetails_state.php Here are the Top 100 counties affected mortality-wise, listed in order in terms of sheer numbers nationwide: ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP http://www.ewg.org/reports/asbestos/tables/deathdetails_top100.php http://www.ewg.org/reports/asbestos/maps/government_data.php I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have any questions about my research please post a clarification request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us. Best regards; Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher [INFORMATION SOURCES] ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP http://www.ewg.org/ [SEARCH STRATEGY] SEARCH ENGINE(S) USED: Google ://www.google.com [SEARCH TERMS USED] Mesothelioma Asbestos Highest incidence Highest rate Cases Number County Counties State States Statistics
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