In 2014 there were 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures. A figure similar to that of the previous two years.
These stats show that future projections place the number of deaths as a result of exposure to asbestos to remain the same for at least the next four years.
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Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 and causes around 5000 deaths every year.