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Asbestos and its lethal legacy

Tweedale, Geoffrey (2002) Asbestos and its lethal legacy. cancer, 2 (4). pp. 311-315. ISSN 1474-175X

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Abstract

Asbestos has become the leading cause of occupationally related cancer death, and the second most fatal manufactured carcinogen (after tobacco). In the public's mind, asbestos has been a hazard since the 1960s and 1970s. However, the knowledge that the material was a mortal health hazard dates back at least a century, and its carcinogenic properties have been appreciated for more than 50 years.

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