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Asbestos removal. Worker wearing a full-body protective suit and a breathing mask holds a lump of asbestos cleared from inside a building. Asbestos is a health hazard when its fibres are inhaled into the lungs. Diseases linked to asbestos exposure include asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos was widely used in the past as a building insulation material and many older buildings still contain substantial quantities.
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