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The number of men who have died from exposure to asbestos

The number of men who have died from exposure to asbestos has trebled from 2,317 in the period 1980-1985 to 6,475 during 1996-2000, the Health & Safety Executive revealed this week. From exposure to asbestos to the onset of the fatal disease mesothelioma can take between 15 to 60 years.

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