Saturday, August 29, 2009

Asbestos has been mined and used commercially since the late 1800s. Its use greatly increased during World War II. Since the early 1940s, millions of American workers have been exposed to asbestos dust. Initially, the risks associated with asbestos exposure were not publicly knownExposure to asbestos fibres has been recognised as an occupational health hazard since the early 1900s.


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