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In this 46-panel graphic novel, the story of the town of Asbestos is told from the perspective of the Jeffrey Mine, once the largest mine of white asbestos (chrysotile) in the world. This was written and researched by Jessica van Horssen, Lecturer at York University, Toronto, and illustrated by Radha-Prema McAllister; it is reproduced with their permission. See English and French versions with sound.

Jessica van Horssen’s book Asbestos: Surviving environmental change, contamination, and collapse will be published later this year by UBC Press. 

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