BISMARCK – An asbestos-like mineral used on western North Dakota gravel roads can cause changes in workers’ lungs consistent with commercial asbestos exposure that could lead to breathing problems, a study has found.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Writer
, October 19, 2010
EPA, health officials want to test for erionite’s effects
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s top rock researcher and the state’s chief fossil finder have spent decades exposed to an asbestoslike mineral found in western North Dakota that is similar to a kind linked to cancer in lab rats and in people in Turkey.
James MacPherson, Associated Press
, April 12, 2009
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