US Asbestos Epidemic PDF Print E-mail

The Tennesseanby Jim Morris

International - Although asbestos use in the US plummeted from a peak of 885,000 tons in 1973 to 1,609 tons in 2008, the nation's epidemic is far from over. As many as 10,000 Americans still die of asbestos-related diseases each year; one expert estimates that 300,000 or so will die within the next three decades.


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