Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once used in thousands of consumer, industrial and construction products. Despite its uses, asbestos is a known human carcinogen and the National Cancer Institute suggests that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. The most common asbestos-related diseases include mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and gastrointestinal cancer.
While the dangers of asbestos are well-known, this “silent killer” often remains hidden. Whether it’s in our homes, schools or offices, asbestos potentially could be lurking everywhere. It’s important that we remind the public about this unseen danger and help victims of asbestos-related diseases. The infographic puts this problem into perspective.