Asbestos is killing more and more women every year. But evidence shows many still aren’t aware of the disease and how it can be acquired at work, reports Belinda Liversed.

What kind of work may expose someone to asbestos? According to the latest HSE data, excess deaths — that is higher than average deaths than might be expected — from mesothelioma are found on female death certificates in specific types of jobs. These are administrators, medical secretaries, teachers and women who work in banks and post offices1.


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