Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner and Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

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Asbestos was once known as the 'magic mineral' because of its ability to withstand flames. Yet since the 1970s, it has become a notorious and feared 'killer dust' that is responsible for thousands of deaths and an epidemic that will continue for many years.
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Overview


Asbestos was once known as the 'magic mineral' because of its ability to withstand flames. Yet since the 1970s, it has become a notorious and feared 'killer dust' that is responsible for thousands of deaths and an epidemic that will continue for many years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199243990
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Tweedale is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Business History, Manchester Metropolitan University. From 1983 he worked as a Researcher and Teacher in the History of Business, Technology, and Medicine, and more recently has held the position of Research Fellow at both Manchester and Sheffield universities.

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Table of Contents

A Physical Paradox
Dust Control and Mortality: 1931 to the 1940s
Medical Provision, Diagnosis, and Prescription
Compensation for Asbestos Workers
Death by Industrial Disease
Dust, Mortality, and the Cancer Hazard: 1940s to the early 1960s
Countervailing Forces
Lighting the Powder Trail
The Asbestos 'Bomb' Explodes
Turner & Newall on Trial
An Acceptable Level of Death
References

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