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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Areas with High Incidence

The Health and Safety Executive also lists the areas of the United Kingdom that are most affected by mesothelioma. The majority of sites high on the list are towns where the residents were heavily involved in shipbuilding. The 20 most-affected sites in the UK are:

  • Glasgow City
  • Plymouth
  • North Tyneside
  • Sunderland
  • Portsmouth
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • Medway
  • Southampton
  • South Tyneside
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Barking and Degenham
  • Barrow-In-Furness
  • Newham
  • Renfrewshire
  • Havant
  • Eastleigh
  • Crewe and Nantwich
  • Inverclyde
  • Hartlepool
  • Gosport
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