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Pleuralmesothelioma.com is the leading web resources for mesothelioma.  Veterans comprise approximately 30 percent of all mesothelioma diagnosis due to asbestos-contaminated products that were used by the militaries all over the world.  Like other navies around the globe, the Royal Australian Navy found many uses for asbestos-contaminated products. Fire prevention and safety is of utmost importance on all seagoing vessels such as submarines, battleships and aircraft carriers that featured contained engines and boilers and also hauled many weapons. This rare cancer has a severe latency period and veterans may only now be feeling symptoms of mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos decades ago.   Learn more about mesothelioma, exposure, and treatment options for veterans at







Dr Jo Mathers










Independent Study into

Suicide in the Ex-service community

Review of Mental Health Care in the

Australian Defence Force and Transition Through Discharge



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