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

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 321 pages
Asbestos was once known as the 'magic mineral' because of its ability to withstand flames. Yet since the 1960s, it has become a notorious and feared 'killer dust' that is responsible for thousands of deaths and an epidemic that continues into the new millennium. This is the first comprehensive history of the UK asbestos health problem, which provides an in-depth look at the occupational health experience of one of the world's leading asbestos companies -- British asbestos giant, Turner and Newall.

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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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