What Diseases Can Be Caused by Asbestos?

Exposure to Asbestos is associated with the following diseases: mesothelioma, lung, Ovarian, larynx and stomach cancers, as well as asbestosis and pleural thickening, resulting in around 5000 deaths each year. Many of these deaths are due to past exposure to asbestos; however, asbestos is still a risk today.

The Secret Killer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) notes a definitive link between asbestos exposure and four cancer types plus a possible link with three additional tumor types.