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

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

by Geoffrey Tweedale, Philip Hansen
 

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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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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"absorbing, horrifying and sovering...[Tweedale] has arranged the mountain of material with great skill to produce a well-documented and very readable account."—The Annals of Occupational Hygiene (UK)

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ISBN-13:
9780199243990
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
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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