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Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring mineral fibres. It was historically used in many commercial applications, including insulation in buildings, brake pads, cement pipe, gaskets, and textiles. Asbestos causes several diseases including cancers of the lung, larynx, and ovaries, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

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(8) Completed Projects
  • Mesothelioma: Epidemiology and Prognosis

  • Occupational Cancer and Asbestosis among Asbestos-Exposed Workers in Ontario

  • Asbestos exposure in schools


Mesothelioma: Epidemiology and Prognosis


The primary purpose of this project was to update our understanding of mesothelioma incidence in Canada, and to examine the changing patterns and time trends. As well, this project examined geographic and clinical determinants of survival in Ontario and British Columbia.