Economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma in Canada due to occupational asbestos exposure (2016)

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Published: June 2016

by: Tompa E, Kalcevich C, McLeod CB, Lebeau M, Fong D, McLeod K, Kim J, Demers P

What would be the savings to Canadian society if we did not have any new cases of lung cancer or mesothelioma attributable to occupational asbestos exposures in a particular year? That is the key question behind an economic burden study by the Institute for Work & Health, with support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Early results from that study were presented in June 2016 at an advisory committee meeting of the EU-OSHA Project on the Estimation of Costs of Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses and Deaths at the European Level. That presentation is offered here.