Magic Mineral to Killer Dust ' Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard (Paperback)
OUP Oxford, 9780199243990, 344pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2001
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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.
About the Author
Geoffrey Tweedale is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Business History, Manchester Metropolitan University. From 1983 he worked as a Researcher and Teacher in the History of Business, Technology, and Medicine, and more recently has held the position of Research Fellow at both Manchester and Sheffield universities.