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The Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos
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    R P Nolan, A M Langer, M Ross, F J Wicks, R F Martin (pp 304, $38) 2001. Ottaza, Ontario: The Canadian Mineralogist. ISBN 0 921 294 41 7

    The famous mortality study led by Corbett McDonald has followed 11 000 Canadian chrysotile miners and millers until 80% were dead; only 33 mesotheliomas were reported and excess lung cancers occurred only at very high exposure levels. Yet that same chrysotile used in textile manufacture in South Carolina was associated with a 50 times greater lung cancer mortality.

    This volume, published in 2001 by The Canadian Mineralogist, reports …

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