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what is asbestos?, where does asbestos come from? Ecotech Africa

What is Asbestos?

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a useful mineral that occurs naturally in the environment and has been used for centuries in the manufacture of products that humans rely quite heavily on in their day-to-day lives. The types of products in which one might find asbestos include cement, roof sheets and tiles, gutters, brake linings and most fire-resistant or insulation products.  Although its use in industry has been banned in South…

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Mesothelioma in South Africa

Mesothelioma in South Africa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mesothelioma in South Africa South Africa ranks among one of the highest countries in the world with incidences in mesothelioma. This is due to the extensive production and mining of asbestos that took place during the last century. By 2002, studies have reported that a staggering number of 2700 people have died as a result of mesothelioma. A mere 200 cases are reported in SA in a year and…

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