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Asbestos, Quebec: The Town, the Mineral, and the Local-Global Balance Between the Two

@inproceedings{Horssen2010AsbestosQT,
  title={Asbestos, Quebec: The Town, the Mineral, and the Local-Global Balance Between the Two},
  author={Van Horssen and J. Jessica},
  year={2010}
}
  • Van Horssen, J. Jessica
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering
  • From the late 19 to the late 20 century, the cities and industries of the world became increasingly reliant on fireproof materials made from asbestos. As asbestos was used more and more in building materials and household appliances, its harmful effect on human health, such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, became apparent. The dangers surrounding the mineral led to the collapse of the industry in the 1980s. While the market demand and medical rejection of asbestos were international… CONTINUE READING
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