Asbestos—these days it seems like a relic of a bygone era. Like so many things that have dropped off of the headlines, it seems like something you needed to be concerned about when your parents were children or when you were young. Coming into contact with asbestos doesn’t seem like something that you should still…
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Asbestos, a set of six silicate minerals, has been mined for more than 4,000 years. In more modern times, it became used in products for its heat-resistant and insulating properties. But as early as the late 19th century, people began to link asbestos with serious illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and various forms of cancer….