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Worker wearing a protective suit & breathing mask 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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