10 Interesting Facts About Asbestos in the USA [Infographic]

10 Interesting Facts About Asbestos in the USA [Infographic]
1. Between 1979 and 2001, there were 230,000 asbestos related deaths.
2. Despite being a known carcinogen, asbestos is not banned.
3. Asbestos consumption increased 35% between 2010 and 2011; roofing products account for 72% of consumption.
4. One in every three deaths from occupational cancer is caused by asbestos.
5. Several thousand deaths annually are attributed to asbestos exposure in the home.
6. On average, 30 asbestos related deaths a day.
7. Asbestos is found in most homes…see Infographic below.
8. Asbestos containing insulation product called Zonolite is believed to be in 35 million homes, schools, and office buildings.
9. Many professions are at risk of asbestos exposure…see Infographic below.
10. Asbestos snow was used in the poppy scene in the Wizard of Oz.
The infographic below was created by Sokolove Law and highlights why asbestos is the Silent Killer.


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2 thoughts on “10 Interesting Facts About Asbestos in the USA [Infographic]

  1. Asbestos Medical News

    I am quite confused why they didn’t banned asbestos despite of all those health risk whether at home, office or school. There had been deaths almost everywhere. They should do something about this.

  2. powelleasyepc

    I am feeling happy to know some tips on getting rid of asbestos. It is very much difficult to live in a house where your walls have leakage from different nook and crannies. Getting a EPC for your buildings is essential. This ensures that the building is properly fine to live.

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