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  • The Legacy of Asbestos – 20 Places That Felt The Impact The Most - Article + Photos
    "Asbestos mining, a practice that was once the lifeblood and often the sole existence of many towns, quickly fell out of favor when it was discovered how dangerous this substance really is. Some towns were reduced to ghost towns, others still stubbornly cling to life, while a few invested millions in cleaning up the toxic mess left behind. This article highlights some of the towns that were severely impacted by this deadly mineral."

  • Mesothelioma Cancer Network
    "to provide answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma, as well as their families and loved ones.
    Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos..."


  • Asbestos exposure (
    "Our site,, is one of the most comprehensive sites on asbestos and mesothelioma, providing information and support to those who have been exposed to asbestos, as you and I both know can be fatal.
    Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, a rare cancer that develops in the lungs.
    It is almost solely caused by exposure to asbestos.
    We have information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options, and steps to take after a diagnosis."

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  • Asbestos (Wikipedia)
    1 Types and associated fibres
    2 Production trends
    3 Uses
    4 Health issues
    5 History of health concerns and regulation
    6 Contamination of other products
    7 Asbestos in construction
    8 Litigation
    9 Critics of safety regulations
    10 Substitutes for asbestos in construction
    11 Recycling and disposal...


  • Tox Town - interactive (
    Environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work and play
    + "The teacher pages provide activities and resources you can use with your class to stimulate learning about environmental health issues."





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The asbestos victims of Eternit – in pictures - 28 November 2016
"The billionaire owner of the Eternit factories in Italy, who allowed workers to be exposed to asbestos, may be heading back to court.
Alfredo Covino has been following the plight of the victims."



Asbestos removal