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Lung Cancer and Asbestos: A Deadly Dyad

It was not until the mid-1900s that the connection between lung cancer and asbestos was suitably established, following a rash of illnesses seen by medical professionals around the country in the years following the Industrial Revolution. It would take another three decades before the U.S. government began taking official action against asbestos manufacturers, but by that time, it was too late...

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Understanding the Connection between Lung Cancer and Asbestos

Lung cancer and asbestos are two things that many people do not automatically associate as related. For a lot of us, the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of lung cancer is cigarette smoke. And indeed, about 90 percent of lung cancers are the direct result of smoking—making tobacco the single most preventable health risk in existence, according to the World Health Organization....

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