A Town Called Asbestos

A Town Called Asbestos

Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in A Resource Community

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
"For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral's devastating effects on human health. Dependent on this deadly industry for their community's survival, the residents of Asbestos developed a unique, place-based understanding of their local environment; the risks they faced living next to the giant opencast mine; and their place within the global resource trade. This book unearths the local/global tensions that defined Asbestos's proud and painful history to reveal the challenges similar resource communities have faced--and continue to face today."--Page 4 of cover.

Univ of Washington Pr

For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral's devastating effects on human health. Dependent on this deadly industry for their community's survival, the residents of Asbestos developed a unique, place-based understanding of their local environment; the risks they faced living next to the giant opencast mine; and their place within the global resource trade. This book unearths the local-global tensions that defined Asbestos's proud and painful history to reveal the challenges similar resource communities have faced - and continue to face today.



Publisher: Vancouver ;, Toronto :, UBC Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780774828413
0774828412
Characteristics: xxi, 228 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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