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Indonesia’s asbestos ‘time bomb’

Indonesia’s asbestos ‘time bomb’

December 14, 2017

JAKARTA, Dec 14 — The symptoms were mild and seemingly innocuous at first: Mostly coughing and fatigue. But it wasn’t long before Sriyono got a grim diagnosis — he had asbestosis — an incurable scarring of the lungs that often leads to cancer. It was caused by decades of inhaling asbestos fibres at the factory where the 44-year-old still works outside the sprawling capital Jakarta. “There was a feeling of shock,” said the rail-thin Sriyono, who like many Indonesians goes... Read more

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