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Occupational Asbestos Exposure Statistics

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to prevent exposure and ensure justice for asbestos victims, have cited new statistics from The Global Burden of Disease, Injuries and Risk Factor Study of 2013 (GBD 2013) from the prestigious Lancet medical journal, that found occupational asbestos exposure to be responsible for 194,000 deaths in 2013. The new numbers represent a more than 80% increase from the 107,000 per annum statistic from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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