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Dangers in the Dust - Exporting an Epidemic
Each year, 100,000 workers die of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, according to the International Labour Organization

In the fall of 2009, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists began delving into industry efforts in developing countries to promote the use of asbestos — a known carcinogen banned or restricted in 52 countries.
During nine months of research, the ICIJ team in partnership with the BBC documented the activities of a global network of industry groups, which has helped fuel use of the toxic mineral in nations such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico.
With the help of industry-funded scientists, these groups have influenced government regulations and fought off attempts to ban the cheap, fire-resistant construction and insulation material.
Read more about the investigation, key findings and country cases: www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/asbestos

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