Scientists launch major study into mineral's potential health risk

A New Zealand Herald article.

Auckland scientists have launched a multi-million dollar study to gauge the potential public health threat of a mineral linked with cancer and lung diseases more commonly caused by asbestos.

A four-year project, just funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), comes amid growing concern over erionite, which originates in silica-rich volcanic rock found throughout the Auckland region.

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