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Asbestos use rising in Asia and Russia

The UK is bracing itself for 20 billion pounds to be spent on victims of asbestos related diseases over the next 30 years. The government will end up having to pay half of the bill. America and the UK have all but eliminated asbestos use whereas countries like Asia and Russia are increasing their use of the product. The international community needs to make these countries aware of the future they face if they continue to use asbestos.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News

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  • Asbestos related diseases

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About: Asbestos use rising in Asia and Russia

Date: 1 November 2004

Source: BBC News

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3972183.stm

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