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New York: No. 3 state for asbestos-related deaths
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Sept. 15, 2010 - Mesothelioma lawyer news update: New York may be No. 1 for international commerce but it also has the dubious distinction of being the third highest-ranking state in the nation for asbestos-related mortalities.
More than 2,626 people have been killed by asbestos poisoning in New York between 1979 and 2001, according to government records. Sources say that figure is a low estimate, and could feasibly have exceeded 4,000 deaths during the period between 1979 and 2001.
Long Island is where much of the state’s industry is. Thus, we find that Queens County in New York City is by far the most toxic region in the state, ranking nine on the list of the Top 100 counties in the nation with the greatest incidence of asbestos-related deaths. Suffolk County, also on Long Island, ranks No. 21.
Kings County ranks at No. 32; New York County is No. 82, and the Bronx is No. 90 on the list of the nation’s top 100 counties with asbestos deaths.
Government sources estimate that in the next decade more than 35,000 people nationwide will be diagnosed with the deadliest form of asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. This disease is most often the result of industrial workplace exposure to asbestos – and usually contracted through employers’ blatant disregard for safety.
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