10 Facts about Asbestos

Asbestos - 10 Facts

  • Facts- One: Between 1979 and 2001, there were 230,000 asbestos related deaths.


  • Facts- Two: Despite being a known carcinogen, asbestos is not banned.

  • Facts- Three: Asbestos consumption increased 35% between 2010 and 2011; roofing products account for 72% of consumption.


  • Facts- Four: One in every three deaths from occupational cancer is caused by asbestos.


  • Facts- Five: Several thousand deaths annually are attributed to asbestos exposure in the home.


  • Facts- Six: On average, 30 asbestos related deaths a day.


  • Facts- Seven: Asbestos is found in most homes


  • Facts- Eight: Asbestos containing insulation product called Zonolite is believed to be in 35 million homes, schools, and office buildings.


  • Facts- Nine: Many professions are at risk of asbestos exposure


  • Facts- Ten: Asbestos snow was used in the poppy scene in the Wizard of Oz.


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