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Well he's right that asbestos is fairly safe in an undisturbed state.

I don't see anything wrong with doing research on the risks of nano-tubes, if there are any.
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Well then, I guess asbestos is perfectly safe. Thank you for dispelling that myth
Its not that its completely safe, its just not 100.0000000% safe. Nuclear energy isn't safe (look at Chernobyl) but that doesn't stop it from providing millions of people worldwide with power.


If every house in america was insulated with asbestos we'd get maybe 1000 more cases of lung cancer per year caused by asbestos. Compare that to the 1000 deaths per day in the US aloneof smoking, and tell me which is safer.


The only people who develop cancer from asbestos are those who work directly with asbestos, and only over a period of many years.
    
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