HC Deb 01 November 1996 vol 284 c268W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in rank order the 10 most common causes of deaths from industrial diseases and the numbers of deaths from those diseases. [866]

Sir Paul Beresford

The information in the table is limited to those diseases that have a strong occupational link. These are diseases caused by the inhalation or swallowing of various kinds of mineral or organic dusts. The numbers of such deaths reported on death certificates in Great Britain in 1994 were as follows:

Mesothelioma 1,235
Pneumoconiosis (other than asbestosis) 276
Asbestosis (excluding certificates also mentioning mesothelioma) 174
Farmer's lung and other occupational allergic alveolitis 10
Byssinosis 7

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