Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Cancer in Delaware: The Industrial Impact

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Blog | 0 comments

Recently, the News Journal published an article about Delaware’s high lung cancer rate: the state ranks 17th in the nation for the number of men suffering from the disease and 3rd for women. The article does point out that Delaware’s cancer rates have improved: in the 1990s Delaware’s cancer death rate was second in the country, but it is now 14th. What is to blame for the Delaware’s high cancer rate? According to the article smoking is the reason – about 20 percent of Delawareans still smoke. What the article fails to address is that many other factors can contribute to a...

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