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 –
3,017 Asbestos Related Lung Cancer
140 Asbestos Related Ovarian Cancers
48 Laryngeal Cancers