Asbestos – Health Related Costs vs Financial Gain/Cost of Production

New Figures show the health costs of treating asbestos related diseases are four times the cost of producing the material.

If you spend one dollar to buy asbestos, you are spending four dollars to treat and compensate the condition caused by this.


In Queensland alone, we know that cases have risen from about 17 every year in the early 1980s to about 135 every year in 2013.

About Jacob

Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.