In this ehowhealth video from April 2009, Dr. William Hughson, a professor of occupational diseases at the University of California in San Diego, talks about how many people get diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States.
Dr. Hughson explains that although there are approximately 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the US, it remains a rare disease, particularly if you compare it to the 175,000 cases of lung cancer diagnosed every year. He talks about the difference in potency between white and blue asbestos, and why the disease may be more prevalent in developed countries, due to the use of different types of asbestos.
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