Asbestos Hazards & Important things to remember

Asbestos and Hazards - Important things to rememberHealth Risk of Asbestos Exposure

In 2013, there are 2538 deaths in the UK caused by mesothelioma.
In 2013, there are 477 deaths in the 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

Asbestos hazards

  • Insulations
  • Drywall
  • Ceiling
  • Floor tiles
  • Cement
  • Paint
  • Etc.

Occupations

  • Drywall tapers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • Auto mechanics
  • Etc.

Jobsites

  • Shipyards
  • Power plants
  • Metalworks
  • Schools
  • Chemical plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Environmental

Exposure that occurs outdoors due to the presence of naturally occurring asbestos or fibres 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.

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