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Last updated:01 February 2018

Cover up and collusion: understanding the tragic history of asbestos

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 25th Apr 2018

Event time: 14:00 to 15:00

Marking Workers’ Memorial Day, a talk by Geofrey Tweedale. 

The devastating legacy of asbestos will be with us for many years to come; yet the dangers of the mineral have been recognised for over a century.  The historical record shows that for decades government, industry, and medicine endorsed the continued manufacture and use of asbestos – and the inevitable exposure of workers (and others) to hazardous dust – while hindering a full appreciation of the risks.

This talk is part of the Invisible Histories series - admission free, all welcome, light refreshments afterwards.

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