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Minnesota Mesothelioma Issue Explored on a Deeper Level

In a previous entry, we detailed the development of mesothelioma in Minnesota mine workers and how the state allegedly buried the news of this outbreak.  In an article published recently by the Timberjay Newspapers Online, the story is taken to a deeper level when the reporter,

“While the media has focused in recent weeks on the effort by the department of health to keep news of the rising cancer toll from the public for more than a year, local elected officials, union representatives and health officials agree that the real question is how bad will the cancer toll ultimately be for area miners?

“That should be the biggest issue,” said Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Pike. The numbers are particularly alarming, said Rukavina, because so many new cases have been discovered in just the past three years. A state study from 1998-2003 identified 17 cases of the disease out of about 72,000 miners who worked in the region between the 1930s and 1982. But new information from a cancer registry has identified an additional 41 cases in just the past three years. In every case, the miner died.

Rukavina said Iron Rangers have talked for years about a possible flood of new cancer cases. “Maybe the tidal wave is coming,” he said.”

Hopefully, this issue will not blow up into a full-blown epidemic.  If you have been harmed by asbestos exposure, you need to contact the mesothelioma attorneys at Williams Kherkher to schedule a free consultation.  You can get this accomplished by calling us toll-free at (866) 950-9000.

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