HSE Summary Statistics 2021
The link leads you to the HSE summary statistics for 2021. This includes statistics for both ill health and injury.
Page 6 details the Occupational Lung Disease Statistics, which include:
- 12,000 Lung Disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposures at work.
- 2,595 Mesothelioma deaths in 2016, with a similar number if Lung Cancer deaths linked to past exposures to Asbestos.
- 20,000 New cases of breathing or lung problems caused or made worse by work each year on an average over the last years according to self-reported estimates from the Labour Force Survey.