16 January 2018

Asbestos Related Disease facts and figures Australia 2018

Dr Tim Driscoll – University of Sydney – School of Public Health spoke at the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Summit in Nov 2017. It was enlightening to hear Tim give the statistics on asbestos related disease. The shocking truth of how many good Australians are dying of a preventable disease.

Mesothelioma accounts for over 700 deaths per year in Australia – The true burden of asbestos related disease is over 4,000 Australian lives every year.

Australian Asbestos Related deaths per year –

766 Mesothelioma’s

3,017 Asbestos Related Lung Cancer

140 Asbestos Related Ovarian Cancers

48 Laryngeal Cancers

77 Asbestosis

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