This section on Asbestos, Mesothelioma, & Lung Cancer has been created to inform Canadians and the global community about the history, use, and dangers of asbestos.
In Canada, According to the Association of Workers Compensation Board of Canada (AWCBC), mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure is the #1 cause of workplace fatality.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 125 million people are exposed to workplace asbestos globally, and occupational asbestos exposure accounts for more than 107 000 deaths every year. One in every three deaths from occupational cancer is estimated to be caused by asbestos. In addition, it is estimated that several thousands of deaths can be attributed annually to exposure to asbestos in the living environment.
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