Why the Asbestos Industry is Still Thriving

In this fascinating VICE documentary, we discover that the asbestos industry is still thriving despite the well-known health hazards the toxic material poses.

Find out about seven non-cancerous asbestos-related diseases. 

Host Milène Larsson travels to a town called Asbest in Russia, which mines over half a million tons of asbestos a year–mainly for export to the developing world. The film then focuses on the town of Libby, Montana and meet patients who are suffering from asbestos-related diseases stemming from the asbestos factory in the town.

A review found that asbestos exposure at any level increases the risk of peritoneal mesothelioma. 

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