It has recently been claimed that the state of Maine now has the highest death rate from mesothelioma in the whole of the United States. The data was released by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), which is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The figures from the agency show that between 1999 and 2005 the number of people that died from the asbestos related cancer was just over eighteen thousand, and this worked out to just over fourteen asbestos deaths per million people each year.

However, the average in Maine was said to be much higher over that same time period, with the figure working out to over twenty seven asbestos deaths per million people. This gives the state that highest death rate from mesothelioma in the country.

Wyoming came in second with over twenty two deaths per million people, West Virginia had twenty one deaths per million people, Pennsylvania had nearly twenty one deaths per million people, and New Jersey had just over twenty deaths per million people.

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