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posted on 01/29/2003 8:58:10 AM PST
There are comments from federal officials that say that the cause of the crash was the removal of asbestos reinforcing and insulator from the o-ring sealants. Sealant company workers had refused to work in asbestos and several sealants were tried, but none in icy conditions.
The truth is that asbestos mined in US and Canada does not have the same conditions as the more dangerous kind mined in Africa and used during WWII. American and Canadian asbestos miners and their wives, who washed their asbestos covered work clothes, had no higher lung problem rate than the average population in those areas.
In a professional course at a major university I was told at coffee break (not from lecturn) that we were spending billions to protect smokers from asbestos. The cilia in bronchial tubes push out the particles, while smokers cilia just hang there.
posted on 01/29/2003 10:29:16 AM PST
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