Ads for Kent in the 1950’s and early 60’s stressed that the Micronite filter gave greater health protection than the usual filters made of "plain cellulose, cotton or crepe paper."
Phil Lemere’s father worked for only a few months at Specialties, yet died last year from mesothelioma.
ke Nutting, 55, a former worker in the filter plant, now relies on an oxygen tank to help him breathe.
Sign outside the Hollingsworth & Vose factory in West Groton, Massachusetts.
Dorothy Peters’ husband, Sidney, a filter maker, died of asbestosis and lung cancer at age 51. He weighed 74 pounds at his death.
A November 20th 1960 ad from the  New York Mirror magazine. Courtesy of the collection of Joe B. Tye and STAT (Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco).