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Asbestos: From Lethal to Legal

ASBESTOS: From lethal to legal THAT'S AROUND IN THE UK AROUND 2,600 PEOPLE WERE IN 2011 DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA EVERY DAY Mesothelioma is around five times more common in men than in women. In 2011 there were around 2,200 cases in men and around 400 in women. Mesothelioma symptoms appear on average around In 2012 there were 40 YEARS AFTER with very few cases within 15 years of exposure and some cases up to 67 years after exposure. 464 deaths where asbestosis is likely to have contributed as a cause compared with 109 in 1978. EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS Most mesothelioma cases are caused by past exposure to asbestos. This long latency period, combined with the sharp drop in asbestos exposure after the 1960s, means that the peak in incidence is probably yet to be reached. There were 216 deaths in 2012 where asbestosis was specifically recorded as the underlying cause of death. RESEARCH SUGGESTS THERE ARE Trends in mesothelioma incidence correlate with the rise and fall of asbestos exposure in the UK in the 20th century, which is estimated to have peaked around 1963 and decreased rapidly thereafter. PROBABLY ABOUT AS MANY ASBESTOS-RELATED LUNG CANCER DEATHS Asbestos kills around 20 TRADESMAN EACH WEEK. If asbestos fibres are released and inhaled they can cause serious and fatal diseases. EACH YEAR AS THERE ARE MESOTHELIOMA DEATHS. THERE AREFOUR MAINDISEASES CAUSEDBY ASBESTOS: ANYBUILDINGBUILT BEFORE 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) CANCONTAIN ASBESTOS. Asbestos can be found in: laggings, roofing felt, Mesothelioma (which is always fatal) Lung cancer (almost always fatal) rope seals walls and beams sprayed coatings on ceilings ceiling or floor cavities textiles Asbestosis Diffuse pleural thickening (not always fatal, but it can be very debilitating) (not fatal) floor tiles cement products insulating boards textured coatings Sources: 8464396/Asbestos-the-key-facts.html TM For more information: Call 24/7 on 0800 689 0500O or from your mobile 0333 500 0993 or you can visit cident odvice helpline

Asbestos: From Lethal to Legal

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In 2011 about 2,700 people were diagnosed with mesothelioma which was caused by past exposure to asbestos. This equates to 7 people every single day who end up suffering due to the exposure. In 2012, ...


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