Asbestos, Japan tsunami’s other hidden danger (AP) – 1198th Edition

In this photo taken on April 22, 2011, EFA Laboratory manager Eric Eguina puts a piece of a material into a plastic bag while looking for materials possibly containing asbestos in an area devastated by the March 11 tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Inside the chunks of slate and wallboard smashed and scattered by Japan's tsunami hides a health risk that has been overshadowed by contamination from a leaking nuclear plant: the odorless and nearly invisible threat of asbestos. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)AP – Inside the chunks of slate and wallboard smashed and scattered by Japan’s tsunami hides a health risk that has been overshadowed by contamination from a leaking nuclear plant: the odorless and nearly invisible threat of asbestos.

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