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Japan’s Asbestos Disaster

by Laurie Kazan-Allen
Despite the knowledge that asbestos caused disabling and deadly diseases, the Japanese Government continued to allow the use of asbestos into the 21st century. The protracted process of banning asbestos in Japan was only brought to a successful conclusion on March 1, 2012 when the final exemption allowing asbestos use was terminated. Prior […]