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Health Risk of Asbestos Exposure


  • In 2013, there are 2538 deaths in UK caused by mesothelioma.

  • In 2013, there are 477 deaths in UK caused by asbestosis.

  • Health conditions caused by asbestos:

    • Cancer

      • Mesothelioma

      • Lung Cancer

      • Asbestos Cancer

    • Other conditions

      • Asbestosis

      • Lung Disease

      • COPD

  • Asbestos exposure occurrence

    • Military

      • Battleships

      • Aircraft carriers

      • Cruisers

      • Auxiliary vessels

      • Submarines

      • Destroyers

      • Frigates

    • Products

      • Insulations

      • Drywall

      • Ceiling

      • Floor tiles

      • Cements

      • Paint

      • Etc.

    • Occupations

      • Drywall tapers

      • Electricians

      • Firefighters

      • Auto mechanics

      • Etc.

    • Jobsites

      • Shipyards

      • Power plants

      • Metal works

      • Schools

      • Chemical plants

      • Oil refineries

    • Environmental

Exposure that occurs outdoors due to the presence of naturally occurring asbestos or fibers that have been released into the air as a result of:

      • Minings

      • Natural disasters


Important Things to Remember

  • Don’t remove asbestos unnecessarily, it may be more practical to leave it in place and manage it.

  • Some high risk work with asbestos can only be carried out by a licensed contractor.

  • If you are in any doubt about whether materials contain asbestos, presume they do until you are sure they don’t.