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Worldwide Exposure

Worldwide Exposure www.mesorc.com/mesothelioma/worldwide-exposure/ The problems of asbestos and asbestos-related illnesses such as the risk of mesothelioma are not unique to the United States. Around the world, many countries have struggled with the dilemma of how to deal with asbestos related issues. Others, unfortunately, have chosen to ignore or deny the existence of the risk of mesothelioma. Australia Australia has one of the highest per capita rates of mesothelioma in the world, with 7000 citizens having died from Mesothelioma since 1945, a number set to increase exponentially over the next ten years. Brazil Brazil is the world’s fourth largest producer of asbestos and exports 35% of its annual production (around 200000 tons) to more than 25 countries around the globe. Canada While Canada’s use of asbestos is low due to strict governmental regulations, the country remains the largest exporter of asbestos in the world, exporting 98% of its asbestos related production. East Timor Following an occupation by Indonesia from the mid-1970s through the 1990s, East Timor was left with a new problem: deadly asbestos dust leftover from the destruction. In 2000, the World Bank funded a project to clean up the asbestos. However, workers who were hired at a rate of per day received no warning of the asbestos related dangers, nor any protective clothing or equipment. England Until about 40 years ago, the town of Armley in Leeds was home to the asbestos manufacturer JW Roberts
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Worldwide Exposure www.mesorc.com/mesothelioma/worldwide-exposure/ The problems of asbestos and asbestos-related illnesses such as the risk of mesothelioma are not unique to the United States. Around the world, many countries have struggled with the dilemma of how to deal with asbestos related issues. Others, unfortunately, have chosen to ignore or deny the existence of the risk of mesothelioma. Australia Australia has one of the highest per capita rates of mesothelioma in the world, with 7000 citizens having died from Mesothelioma since 1945, a number set to increase exponentially over the next ten years. Brazil Brazil is the world’s fourth largest producer of asbestos and exports 35% of its annual production (around 200000 tons) to more than 25 countries around the globe. Canada While Canada’s use of asbestos is low due to strict governmental regulations, the country remains the largest exporter of asbestos in the world, exporting 98% of its asbestos related production. East Timor Following an occupation by Indonesia from the mid-1970s through the 1990s, East Timor was left with a new problem: deadly asbestos dust leftover from the destruction. In 2000, the World Bank funded a project to clean up the asbestos. However, workers who were hired at a rate of per day received no warning of the asbestos related dangers, nor any protective clothing or equipment. England Until about 40 years ago, the town of Armley in Leeds was home to the asbestos manufacturer JW Roberts

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