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Diseases most commonly attributed to asbestos exposure are malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. There’s a clear relationship between the amount of asbestos exposure and the risk of developing mesothelioma and asbestosis, with the risk increasing as the level of exposure increases.

Diseases most commonly attributed to asbestos exposure are malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. There’s a clear relationship between the amount of asbestos exposure and the risk of developing mesothelioma and asbestosis, with the risk increasing as the level of exposure increases.

A Musical Tribute To Steve Irwin :)

A Musical Tribute To Steve Irwin :)

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Wittenoom was the biggest town in the 1950s. By 1966, the town was shutdown for health reasons due to asbestos mining at the nearby Wittenoom Gorge.

Ghost Towns: Places Abandoned Due To Disasters (PICS

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Wittenoom was the biggest town in the 1950s. By 1966, the town was shutdown for health reasons due to asbestos mining at the nearby Wittenoom Gorge.

During the 1950s, Wittenoom was the biggest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  But that ended when the town was abandoned in 1966 following health concerns due to asbestos mining.  A ghost town today, Wittenoom’s eight remaining residents receive no government services.  In June 2007 its townsite status was removed, and its name deleted from maps and road signs.  Roads to contaminated areas have been closed, bringing a whole new meaning to the term “ghost town”, with…

6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of Oceania

During the 1950s, Wittenoom was the biggest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. But that ended when the town was abandoned in 1966 following health concerns due to asbestos mining. A ghost town today, Wittenoom’s eight remaining residents receive no government services. In June 2007 its townsite status was removed, and its name deleted from maps and road signs. Roads to contaminated areas have been closed, bringing a whole new meaning to the term “ghost town”, with…

The Vic Hotel - Roebourne

The Vic Hotel - Roebourne

J. Green’s Pie and Coffee Rooms, Hill End, NSW, 1872.  Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

J. Green’s Pie and Coffee Rooms, Hill End, NSW, 1872. Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

Australia's Gold Rush in pictures -  Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW

Australia's Gold Rush in pictures - Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW

Gulgong miners, 1872. - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss  -    Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.

Gulgong miners, 1872. - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss - Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.

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