David Goldblatt
Blue asbestos fibres, Owendale Mine, Northern Cape. 26 October 2002

Owendale Asbestos Mine closed in 1984. Its then owners left large quantities of highly carcinogenic asbestos waste exposed to wind and people. One small fragment of this fibre inhaled by a susceptible person can cause the always fatal cancer, mesothelioma, which has a latency period of up to 50 years.

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