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Defending the Indefensible
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1: Introduction 2: Making the World Safe 3: Building the Defences 4: The Challenge of Mesothelioma and Irving J. Selikoff 5: The Chrysotile Defence 6: Hiding the Elephant of Compensation 7: Don't Disturb the Dog: Asbestos in the Environment 8: Pushing Asbestos in the Developing World 9: Defending Asbestos: 21st Century Perspectives Sources and Acknowledgements

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Jock McCulloch and Geoffrey Tweedale are historians with long-term research interests in health, corporate history, and mining. They have published widely on the history of industrial hazards. They have written three books on the asbestos industry covering manufacture and mining in the UK, South Africa, and Australia.

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`Even though more than 40 countries have banned asbestos, most of the world's people still live in countries where asbestos use continues and is poorly controlled. This book is an insightful analysis of toxic corporate crime and a cautionary tale for the developing world today from two major contributors to our knowledge of the asbestos industry.' Barry Castleman, author of Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects, and independent environmental consultant to a range of governmental and non-governmental organizations `In this fascinating and important new book we learn about the truly international dimensions of the asbestos tragedy and the efforts of an industry to maintain its market in the face of mounting evidence of its dangers. We owe a debt of gratitude to McColloch and Tweedale for a study that pulls together an immense literature and brings to the table new documentation of a world-wide cover-up and continuing tragedy.' David Rosner, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and History, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

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