Anatomy of the Asbestos Defense Campaign Uncovered

How the asbestos industry bought a clean bill of health for chrysotile and expanded global exports

It is widely known that asbestos in all forms, including chrysotile, causes cancer. However, proponents of this cheap, versatile and deadly mineral insist on its safety. Rory O’Neill’s exposé in Hazards Magazine reveals the four point plan devised by the asbestos industry to deceive the public and change global perceptions with junk science. The industry’s goal in executing this plan is to avoid any responsibility for damages caused by asbestos exposure and to make money.

Four Point Asbestos Defense Campaign:

  1. Buy some evidence
  2. Have a promotional tour
  3. Get your man on the inside
  4. Take the money and run

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