Asbestos dust is responsible for more deaths than any other work-related cause. Every year nearly 4,000 people die as a result of exposure to asbestos fibres and this death toll is expected to continue.
Asbestos was once described as a ‘miracle mineral’. It was cheap and easy to use and was used in almost every industry from ships, power stations, factories, hospitals, schools, and to our homes. It was used in boilers, brake linings and for many other industrial and domestic purposes.
Most skilled and unskilled workers in the thermal insulation, shipbuilding and repair and the trades involved in construction were put at risk by working with or in the vicinity of asbestos without protection until the 1970’s and 1980’s when new regulations forced the use of alternative products. Asbestos exposure does not just happen to those who worked with it.
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