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									                                                 Top Ten Asbestos Facts
    1. The United States and Canada are the last two industrial nations not to ban asbestos.

    2. More than 30 years ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared asbestos to be a human
       carcinogen.1

    3. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) state: “Asbestos
       includes chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite asbestos, anthophyllite asbestos, actinolite asbestos.2

    4. The Word Health Organization (WHO) estimates “there are approximately 125 million people in the world
       who are exposed to asbestos in the workplace.”3

    5. The Word Health Organization (WHO) states “more than 107,000 people die each year from asbestos-
       related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting
       from occupational exposures.”4

    6. The Word Health Organization (WHO) states, “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.5

    7. USGS: In 2010, “Asbestos consumption in the United States
       was 1,100 tons.6

    8. USGS: In 2010, “Roofing products were estimated to
       account for about 72% of U.S. consumption and other applications, 28%.”7

    9. USGS: “Numerous materials substitute for asbestos in products”8

    10. Russia is the leading producer of asbestos worldwide, followed by China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Canada.9
1
  http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/suppl7/Suppl7-20.pdf
2
  http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_AsbestosFacts/asbestos-factsheet.pdf
3
  http://www.who.int/occupational_health/topics/asbestos_documents/en/index.html
4
  http://www.who.int/occupational_health/topics/asbestos_documents/en/index.html
5
  http://www.who.int/occupational_health/topics/asbestos_documents/en/index.html
6
  http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/asbestos/mcs-2012-asbes.pdf
7
  http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/asbestos/mcs-2011-asbes.pdf
8
  http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/asbestos/mcs-2011-asbes.pdf
9
  http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/asbestos/mcs-2011-asbes.pdf


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