New York is known as the origin of the asbestos industry. It currently holds the thirty-fourth position in the mortality rate for mesothelioma with a value of 9.65 between 1999 and 2005. New York is on the fourth position in the nation for mesothelioma death numbers, nearly 1,051 between 1999 and 2005. Enter your zip code or choose from the filters below to see the most polluted areas with asbestos.