Study: Asbestos deaths in Allegheny County, Pa. much higher than national average

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Study: Asbestos deaths in Allegheny County, Pa. much higher than national averageFrom the Post-Gazette.com:

Asbestos continues to kill residents of Allegheny County and Pennsylvania at rates much higher than the national average and in greater numbers nationally than previously thought, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group Action Fund.

The report found that an estimated 14,216 people died from asbestos-related diseases from 1999 to 2013 in Pennsylvania, and the state is one of six — along with Maine, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and Montana — that have asbestos-related death rates 50 to 100 percent above the national average.

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