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Australia: Pilbara residents warned of asbestos risk following Cyclone Christine


People in Australia's Pilbara region face potential health risks from exposure to asbestos in buildings and building products damaged by Cyclone Christine, WAtoday reported.

Law firm Slater & Gordon Ltd. has already warned people of the asbestos exposure during clean-up of their damaged homes and other properties. A Slater & Gordon lawyer said that every year "around 250 Western Australians die from asbestos-related diseases, with a lag of about 30-40 years between exposure and diagnosis of an illness."

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