Asbestos linked to heart disease

A study suggests people who work with asbestos are at a “significantly greater risk” of heart disease and stroke.

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Asbestos workers 'more likely' to die from heart disease

Asbestos linked to heart disease and stroke Credit: ITV News

Women who work with asbestos are twice as likely to die from a stroke and 89% more likely to die of heart disease compared to the general population.

The corresponding figures for men were 63% and 39% respectively.

The link between asbestos and heart disease was discovered after scientists analysed the cause of death among nearly 100,000 asbestos workers.

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