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May 29, 1985

Five Filipino workers at U.S. military bases in the northern Philippines died of cancer during the last seven years, but there was no indication their deaths were work-related, the U.S. Embassy said. The statement was in response to a newspaper report that 20 Filipinos died of asbestos poisoning over several years at the Subic Bay navy base and eight from radiation-induced cancer at two Air Force communications stations also on Luzon Island.

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