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Malignant mesothelioma and asbestos exposure in NSW

Stephen Corbett, Marie-Louise Stokes

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Stephen Corbett

Marie-Louise Stokes


Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelial cells which line body cavities and envelop organs such as the lung (pleura), heart (pericardium) and intestines (peritoneum). Exposure to asbestos or asbestos fibres is the only known cause of the dise