The Evil Dust - Late Lessons from Early Warnings 4:8| 28mins
Director: Jakob Gottschau | Producer: Jakob Gottschau
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: Denmark
During the last hundred years, asbestos fibers have been used in thousands of different products in the construction industry, in shipyards, and in households. It was known as a magic mineral, and the use of million of tons of asbestos created a successful and very profitable industry. Almost simultaneously, the industry discovered that asbestos is extremely dangerous to people. But despite the knowledge, the use of asbestos does not only develop into the biggest occupational problem of the century, with thousands of deaths, but the mineral can also be a threat to others, from construction workers and ship yard builders to housewives.