An Account of the origin of Mesothelioma and the Growing Awareness of How Asbestos Poses Serious Health Risks.
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The origin of mesothelioma began with an article written by Wagner et al in 1960. That article was the first to establish that mesothelioma is caused by exposure to crocidolite asbestos.
The research analyzed over 30 case studies of people who had battled mesothelioma in South Africa.
The first public warnings of the dangers of blue asbestos were published in a 1974 cover story, "Is this Killer in Your Home?" in Australia's Bulletin magazine.
By 1979, the first writs for legal negligence related to a town fighting asbestos health issues, Wittenoom, were issued, and the Asbestos Diseases Society was formed to represent the Wittenoom victims.
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