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Asbestos: The Invisible Killer


Asbestos kills.

The cancers it causes—lung, mesothelioma, and ovarian—progress slowly and with few visible symptoms, but the link between asbestos and potentially terminal cancers has been known since 1993. Inexplicably, asbestos is still legal to use and to import.

Asbestos and other of silicate-related fibers (both “curly” and straight) have been labelled as Group 1 carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Toxicology Program, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for many years. Links have been proven to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer from both inhalation and ingestion of the fibers. It develops slowly,…

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