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Magic Mineral to Killer DustTurner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard$
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Geoffrey Tweedale

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199243990

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.001.0001

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Dust, Mortality, and the Cancer Hazard: 1940s to the Early 1960s

Dust, Mortality, and the Cancer Hazard: 1940s to the Early 1960s

(p.120) 6 Dust, Mortality, and the Cancer Hazard: 1940s to the Early 1960s
Magic Mineral to Killer Dust

Geoffrey Tweedale

Oxford University Press

The period after the Second World War was the most successful in Turner & Newall's history, when the company emerged as the ‘Asbestos Giant’. In 1949, the company's head office was moved to Manchester and named, appropriately, Asbestos House. However, this expansion was bought at a price. More asbestos meant more dust and continued risk for Turner & Newall staff. It gradually became apparent that the risk included not only asbestosis, but also cancer.

Keywords:   Turner & Newall, asbestos dust, asbestosis, cancer

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