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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Health investigation shows no evidence of increased lung disease near Swift Creek/Sumas Mountain

Periodically, the Washington State Department of Health will check for asbestos-related health issues in people living around Swift Creek and Sumas Mountain. The latest report is out and finds no evidence of increased risk of lung and bronchial cancer, mesothelioma, or asbestosis hospitalizations. These findings are consistent with previous studies of this area that have also not found any evidence of asbestos-related health issues. 

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