Five Interesting Facts About Asbestos and the Navy [Infographic]

Five Interesting Facts About Asbestos and the Navy [Infographic]
1. 33% of those diagnosed with mesothelioma have been shown to involve military or shipyard exposures.
2. U.S. Navy Veterans Have the Highest Incidence of Asbestos-Related Disease.
3. Professions with highest risk of exposure include: Machinist’s Mate, Engineman, Boiler Technician, and Gas Turbine Technician.
4. The USS Enterprise has an on-board team of eight to 10 people that isolate and remove asbestos whenever it is found on the ship.
5. Asbestos use in the U.S. military continued well into the 1970s.

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The infographic below was created by Sokolove Law and provides you with even more facts about asbestos in the Navy.

10 Interesting Historical Facts About Asbestos [Infographic]

10 Interesting Historical Facts About Asbestos [Infographic]
The word “asbestos” comes from a Greek word that means “inextinguishable”. Here are 10 historical facts about asbestos we thought may interest you.
1. Asbestos was mined as early as 5,000 BC in Finland, Sweden, Greece, and Cyprus.
2. Asbestos is first described in 300 BC by Greek philosopher, Theophrastus.
3. Health effects of asbestos were first noted in the 12th Century by Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder.
4. Roman Emperor Charlemagne is rumored to have tablecloth made of asbestos. In 814 he dies of pleurisy, an inflammation of the lung membranes.
5. In 1727 asbestos becomes a popular material used for building.
6. Italian scientist Giovanni Aldini crafts fireproof clothing from asbestos in 1820.
7. In 1878, the first commercial asbestos mine opens in North America: Jeffery Mine in Asbestos, Quebec.
8. In 1908, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is passed to protect railroad workers from injuries, including asbestos exposure.
9. The first recorded case of asbestosis is documented in 1924.
10. The first major asbestos lawsuit occurs in 1973, acting as a catalyst for 25,000 more lawsuits over the next decade
The infographic below was created by Sokolove Law and provides you with even more historical facts about asbestos.

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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