The Blue Ghosts of WittenoomMay 2015
Asbestos kills. It just kills a lot slower than other deadly materials.
The latency period of mesothelioma and other related diseases can be more than 50 years, though they typically develop 30-40 years after exposure to airborne asbestos. This is arguably one of the reasons it took so long for asbestos to be officially recognised as a health danger, and why action to mitigate that danger lagged.
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