Dust to Dust – Asbestos – South Africa

This World in Action programme made in 1981’s South Africa, this film looks at the corporate attitude towards asbestos and the well known risks it posed for cancer and how it was being dealt with at the time.


Hundreds of black South Africans are known to have died from diseases caused by working with asbestos. Although blue asbestos is banned in England because it causes cancer and other diseases, it is still being mined and processed in South Africa, with very few precautions, and people actually make bricks to build their houses from the deadly dust, which is left in dumps near the mines. The companies involved refuse to take any notice of the scientific evidence because it would affect their profits.

The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards but is useful for historical use.

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