Who is at risk of developing mesothelioma? – Infographic

Posted: 8th Mar 21 10:30 AM

Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, results in more than 2,500 deaths each year in the UK.

Asbestos was used widely across the UK in industrial and domestic building materials, until a full ban was introduced in 1999. Those who worked in heavy industry, such as laggers, pipe fitters, shipbuilders and power station workers, and their families are known to have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related diseases because of their greater exposure.

Below is an infographic to help you find out if you could have been at risk of being exposed to asbestos. Click on the image to open it in a new tab.

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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, get in touch with the National Asbestos Helpline today – call us on 0800 043 6635 or email enquiries@nationalasbestos.co.uk.

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