Every week approximately 20 tradesmen die from asbestos-related disease

If you carry out work on a building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000, you could have been exposed to asbestos

Asbestos-related diseases kill more people than any other single work related illness

Asbestos-related diseases can take 15-60 years to develop

Asbestos-related diseases are currently responsible for more than 4500 deaths a year in the UK and the number is still rising

Asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in good condition and left undisturbed cannot cause ill-health

The greater the disturbance of ACMs and the longer the duration, the greater the risk to health