An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana, Uncovered a National Scandal

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BERKLEY PUB, 2005 - History - 448 pages
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"An Air That Kills" is the horrifying true story of the decades-long poisoning of a small town and the definitive exposé of asbestos in America-all told by the prize-winning journalists who broke it.
This is the story of miners who were unaware of the toxins they took into their lungs, then brought home in their clothes-infecting their families. It is the story of the ongoing use of asbestos in products ranging from insulation to cat litter. It is the story behind the George W. Bush administration's successful campaign to cover up the full extent of the post-9/11 asbestos problem in Lower Manhattan. But it is also the story of the townspeople and government workers who took on the government in Washington to demand justice for those who died-and those who are still dying-of preventable exposure to asbestos.

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Review: AN Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana, Uncovered a National Scandal

User Review  - Bogdina - Goodreads

I thought that this was basically awesome. I stayed up all night trying to finish it, passed out at 3 am, then woke up in the morning and just had to keep going. It's fascinating, horrifying, the writing is good. You feel like you get to know the people involved. I highly recommend it. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2005)

David McCumber is an award-winning journalist, a former assistant managing editor at the "San Francisco Examiner, " and the founding editor and publisher of "Big Sky Journal." He has worked for more than twenty years as a writer and editor at newspapers and magazines across the American West. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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