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Mesothelioma from a Power Plant in Mongolia

The asbestos marketing news sites run 24/7, and so press releases and web site posts (e.g.  here and here) are busy spreading news of a mesothelioma in Mongolia. There is no mention – yet – of a related claim to a trust or a suit In Madison County, Illinois.  There actually is a supporting medical journal article in a journal with David Egilman as its Editor-in-Chief.   Damiran, N, “Mesothelioma in Mongolia: case report”, January 13, 2015, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Epub ahead of print, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25582747.

Set out below are key excerpts from one press release:

“Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 17, 2015

Scientists at the Health Sciences University of Mongolia are warning the country to set up an asbestos disease registry to keep track of mesothelioma cases after the first case of the disease was identified in a power plant worker. Click here to read the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website.

Doctors in the School of Public Health say Mongolia’s first mesothelioma case is a 47-year-old woman who spent 28 years in a coal-burning thermal power plant. Asbestos was heavily used in Mongolian power plants, as it has been elsewhere in the world.

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The report in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health recommends that Mongolia set up a registry to track future mesothelioma cases.”

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