Posts Tagged ‘asbestos-related deaths’

Study: asbestos sprayers most at risk occupation for mesothelioma

14 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Study: asbestos sprayers most at risk occupation for mesotheliomaBack when asbestos was popular in construction and manufacturing, most asbestos-related disease cases were linked to occupation. A recent Finnish study has concluded that those whose job it was to apply spray-on asbestos insulation may be at a highest risk of asbestos-related disease, even compared to those who were employed in other types of asbestos work. (more…)


Asbestos-related deaths increase in Ireland

13 Jan 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Ireland.A2003004 edited 100x100 Asbestos related deaths increase in IrelandDecades of using asbestos, a carcinogen linked to the development of mesothelioma, are catching up to Ireland. Its number of asbestos-related deaths is expected to hit record highs in the country’s near future.

A piece for the Irish Examiner states Irish safety experts expect the rates to remain high for a decade or more “with asbestos finds rising 80 percent in recent years as the recovering economy sees an increase in building renovations and refurbishments.” (more…)