Is Asbestos a Problem in India?

What is Asbestos?   Asbestos is a mineral that makes a great fiber. People use that fiber in lots of building materials, like insulation, paints, electric wiring, wall boards, and floor tiles. It might be all around us.    Should I Be Concerned?   When any of these materials break apart, … Read more

Is Asbestos in China a Problem?

Asbestos in China is a commonly used building material, and it may be more dangerous than formaldehyde. So why do so few people talk about asbestos in China? Contrast that with other pollutants. One day a few years ago, a Chinese friend of mine asked me about jiaquan (甲醛). “Huh?” I … Read more

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