Health and Safety Consultancy Services for SMEs in Birmingham, West Midlands and beyond

The Effect of Asbestos Worldwide
Posted by David Cant on January 8, 2015

The Effect of Asbestos Worldwide

The amount of deaths asbestos has caused is incredible. Its use across the world has been curtailed in recent years but it is still being used in many developing countries. Thousands of people are still dying from exposure to asbestos.

What is amazing is despite asbestos being widely reported as causing cancer, it is still being used. The sad truth is that the effects of asbestos may take up to 40 years from exposure to cancer diagnosis. As a result of this a massive amount of asbestos related deaths are expected by 2030.

This info-graphic from Mission Safety Services tells you everything you need to know about this epidemic we are still dealing with today. It really is amazing that when the evidence is so clear about the detrimental effect of asbestos exposure, it is still being widely used.

The Effect of Asbestos Worldwide - An Infographic from Mission Safety Services

Embedded from Mission Safety Services


Director at Veritas Consulting. The SME's favourite go-to consultant for health and safety know-how. Bucket loads of experience. Fluent in practical advice. Solutionist with a brain you can pick.

You can find him across Social media - Twitter and Facebook also Linkedin

This post has been filed in: Blog


  1. January 21, 2015 at 3:11 am

    It is sad to hear that asbestos is still being used in some parts of the world. There should be proper education given to these individuals when it comes to screening construction materials for asbestos, as well as the dangers to health when exposed to asbestos fibers.

    If education did not limit the use of asbestos, then countries should impose strict regulations when it comes to use of construction materials.

  2. February 17, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Thank you for sharing this informative article. It is very worrying that asbestos is still being used, especially with the amount of dangers and warnings about asbestos.
    Great info-graphics!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


(Spamcheck Enabled)

Latest Blog Posts
Health and safety advice from a UN weapons inspector Health and safety advice from a UN weapons inspector A UN weapons inspector may be used to working with bioweapons – but their health... Read More
Finally! The Supreme Court resolves tribunal confusion Supreme Court finally resolves tribunal confusion A recent decision by the Supreme Court should help to reduce time and cost of overturning an incorrect... Read More
Lessons from history – the Sampoong department store disaster Lessons from history – the Sampoong department store disaster The collapse of a department store building 28 years ago still has lessons for construction... Read More
Follow all of the latest Veritas Consulting news on our RSS feed