Updated on January 23, 2017
FACT 2: More than 55 countries have banned asbestos. With Canada’s recently announced ban, the United States is now the only industrialized western nation not to ban asbestos.
FACT 3: Top 4 asbestos producers reported by USGS in 2015 were (figures in metric tons): Russia (1,100,000), China (400,000), Brazil (311,000), and Kazakhstan (215,000).
FACT 4: More than 107,000 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases.
FACT 5: While promising research continues, prevention remains the only cure for mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases.
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