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Both amosite and crocidolite asbestos were banned

posted by clutchdisc2018 on Apr 12, 2018
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  At its peak, in the 1970s, nearly 10,000 tonnes (equivalent to more than 22 million pounds) of brown asbestos was being imported into Australia for use in the construction industry, largely affecting construction workers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and shipyard workers.

  The Australian workforce once relied heavily on jobs from asbestos-related processing and construction companies and now is brake lining roll suppliers finding that they are becoming victims of their one-time employment. In the United States, chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos found and a large contributor for mesothelioma there.

  In Australia, not only was asbestos mined, but it was imported as well.

  Both amosite and crocidolite asbestos were banned in Australia in the 1980s, but prior to that they were widely used in Australia.

  Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer caused usually by the inhalation of asbestos fibers and dust.

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