Retro Asbestos/Twin Towers Ad. The Black Irony Coughs Itself Up.

One of Copyranter’s readers found this disturbing old-skool ad for asbestos, featuring the former World Trade Center.

…judging by the look and type, I’d say is circa 1970s-mid80s. Copy reads: “Asbestos contains fire, cannot burn and holds up after metal and glass have melted down, giving vital time for people to escape.” Also, note the tagline. [When life depends on it, you use asbestos].
The ad is from a Canadian company, Asbestos Corporation Limited. Surprised they’re still operating and haven’t been sued into a pile of dust.

It hits me very hard personally: my Father has asbestosis in his lungs from 37 years of pipe-fitter work for a big DuPont chemical plant. The company’s plant physicians kept his condition a secret from him for many, many years.

…And now you know why corporations are awesome! — BEN POPKEN

ASBESTOS: What Can’t It Not Do? [Copyranter]