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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Defending the indefensible : the global asbestos industry and its fight for survival /|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press,|
|ISBN||9780199534852 (alk. paper); 0199534853 (alk. paper)|
|Subjects||Asbestos--history--United States. ; History, 20th Century--United States. ; Mesothelioma--United States. ; Asbestos industry--History--20th century. ; Asbestos industry--Health aspects. ; Asbestos industry--Corrupt practices.|
|Collation||xii, 325 p. ; 24 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-308) and index.
Until the mid-1960s, asbestos had a reputation as a lifesaver. In 1960, it became known that exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a virulent and lethal cancer. Yet the bulk of the world's asbestos was mined after 1960. This is a global history of how the asbestos industry defended their product throughout the 20th century.