The Real Story of Asbestos

In this SciShow video, learn more about asbestos.

What seemed like a miracle stone due to its heat resistance, tensile strength, and insulating and fireproof properties, eventually, after years of studies it was considered toxic.

Since it was used in commercial and industrial construction for nearly 100 years, millions of workers had already been exposed to asbestos and 10,000 people continue to be exposed every year in the US alone.


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