An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general
industry face significant work related asbestos exposure. The
heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly
during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition.
Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of
asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation,
and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch
Last Modified: March 16, 2012