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

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Medical - 313 pages
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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Geoffrey Tweedale is a Principal Lecturer in the Centre for Business History, Manchester Metropolitan University. since 1983 he has specialised in the History of Business, Technology, and Medicine, and more recently has held research posts at Manchester and Sheffield universities. His previous publications include Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield, 1843-1993 (OUP, 1995)

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