Worker in protective clothing unloading asbestos

Worker in protective clothing unloading asbestos

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Credit: ADAM HART-DAVIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Workers wearing protective suits & breathing masks unloading sacks of asbestos for burial at a waste landfill site. The inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause lung diseases such as asbestosis and lung cancer. Asbestos was widely used in the past as a building insulation material & many older buildings contain substantial quantities.

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Keywords: asbestos, disposal of, environment, environmental, pollution, protective clothing

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