Volume 94 Issue 47 | pp. 28-31
Issue Date: November 28, 2016

Cover Stories

Asbestos: Still a global menace

Health concerns prompt calls to end production and use of deadly substance in the U.S. and beyond
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: asbestos, lung cancer, mesothelioma, Toxic Substances Control Act

As a 7-year-old child in suburban Sydney, Australia, Serafina Salucci recalls playing with white wall sheeting material leftover from her dad’s renovation of the family’s garage. She used it like chalk to draw on the driveway, and threw chunks of it back and forth with her brothers. Little did anyone know at the time that the sheeting contained carcinogenic asbestos fibers that would later be blamed for giving Salucci mesothelioma, an incurable cancer attacking the . . .

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