South Africa facing an asbestos epidemic

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buy Lyrica 75 mg Dozens of South Africans still die of asbestos-related diseases every year, despite the closure of asbestos mines in the mid-1980s.
The most recent victims, a 19-year-old and a 60-year-old man from Kuruman in the Northern Cape, died last week from secondary pollution from asbestos. The deaths came in the wake of a 2005/6 government study on the extent of pollution at former mining sites. The objective of the study was to highlight the potential extent of secondary pollution.

buy Gabapentin 100mg Dr Shahieda Adams, a medical specialist in occupational and environmental health, said although the government was trying to prohibit the use and manufacture of asbestos, the fibre had a long latency period and problems could manifest only years after people were exposed to it.



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