Did you know that in the UK, around 5,000 workers die from an asbestos-related disease every year? That's more than the number of deaths in road traffic accidents. While the harmful substance is no longer used, it can still be found in buildings that were constructed before the year 2000.

We've put together this useful infographic to help you better understand the scale of asbestos exposure over the past few decades, as well as learn more about the different types of asbestos and the effects it can have on the lungs - causing illnesses like mesothelioma and asbestosis.

asbestos facts infographic

Asbestos Facts - An infographic by the team at Cute Injury

 

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