BC-AS--India-Asbestos-Second Life,ADVISORY, AS

Editors:

The Associated Press will publish a feature on asbestos in the developing world at 0700 GMT Tuesday. Asbestos is a largely outlawed scourge to the developed world, linked to cancer and other diseases. But in countries such as India, the asbestos industry downplays the exhaustively documented health risks and says its product saves lives, bringing roofs, walls and pipes to the world's poorest people. Photos, a Horizons video feature and an abridged version of the story also will be published.

The AP

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