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Why is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos has been declared a known carcinogen and has been associated with several types of cancer, including mesothelioma. Asbestos accounts for 54% of all occupational cancers in the U.S. although its use was discontinued over 30 years ago. Since 1979, 43,000 people have died of asbestos-related illnesses. (2007)
Updated: 08/08/2016
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