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NIOSH Explores Mesothelioma Registry In Bid To Aid Treatment, Prevention

April 10, 2019
At the request of Congress, NIOSH is seeking comment on the feasibility of creating a national mesothelioma registry, an effort the agency says could help improve prevention and treatment of workers' exposure to asbestos -- the main pathway to contracting the fatal disease. “NIOSH has a strong interest in preventing mesothelioma and helping people with the disease, since the most common known cause is exposure to asbestos, a dangerous occupational hazard for many workers,” the agency says in an April...

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