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  • amounts of asbestos
  • A high proportion of schools were either built or refurbished using large amounts of asbestos and most of it remains to this day because of the government policy of management rather than removal. (irwinmitchell.com)
  • Talc, the softest known mineral, has a wide range of uses in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food products, but talc deposits are sometimes interlaced with small amounts of asbestos. (idahostatesman.com)
  • A Reuters examination of many of those documents, as well as deposition and trial testimony, shows that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the company's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, and that company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public. (reuters.com)
  • While most people exposed never develop cancer, for some, even small amounts of asbestos are enough to trigger the disease years later. (financialexpress.com)
  • According to a December 2017 Reuters report, 'from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the company's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, and… company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public. (senate.gov)
  • work with asbestos
  • In 1972, the federal OSHA law included regulation of the work with asbestos and asbestos products. (whitelung.org)
  • Plaintiff's theory is defendant and others, including Unarco, engaged in the following conspiracy: (1) they agreed to positively assert it was safe for people to work with asbestos, (2) they agreed to suppress information about the harmful effects of asbestos, (3) one or more of the conspirators performed an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy, and (4) the agreement and acts in furtherance were a proximate cause of Dukes' death. (findlaw.com)
  • 1972
  • J&J didn't tell the FDA that at least three tests by three different labs from 1972 to 1975 had found asbestos in its talc - in one case at levels reported as "rather high. (reuters.com)
  • A series of lab reports conducted for the company between 1972 and 2003 confirmed that the company's talc and finished powder products tested positive for asbestos. (senate.gov)
  • In a 1976 letter, Johnson & Johnson explicitly informed FDA it had tested talc from 1972 to 1973 for the presence of asbestos minerals and had found none. (senate.gov)
  • talc deposits
  • The difficulty for Johnson & Johnson and other companies that produce products from talc is that talc deposits and asbestos deposits often lie in close proximity to each other, increasing the likelihood that the talc rocks, which are pulverized to make powder, will be contaminated with ribbons of asbestos. (survivingmesothelioma.com)
  • contain asbestos
  • There are strict regulations governing its use, but there are still more than 3,000 consumer products that contain asbestos today. (asbestos.net)
  • Currently in the United States, several thousand products manufactured and/or imported today still contain asbestos. (wikipedia.org)
  • chronic
  • However, some tests, particularly chest X-rays and pulmonary function tests, may indicate that an employee has been overexposed to asbestos, thus increasing his or her risk of developing exposure-related chronic disease. (ca.gov)
  • The level of asbestos exposure for pets does not have to be chronic nor consistent to become damaging. (dogshealth.com)
  • 1970s
  • The documents echo an asbestos scare that rocked the cosmetics industry in the 1970s. (idahostatesman.com)
  • citation needed] In many parts of the industrialized world, particularly the European Union, asbestos was phased out of building products beginning in the 1970s with most of the remainder phased out by the 1980s. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of asbestos has declined sharply since the 1970s. (thestar.com)
  • Due to its durability, strength, and fireproofing qualities, asbestos was once used in many building materials up until the late 1970s. (sokolovelaw.com)
  • 1940s
  • Dr. Barry Castleman, plaintiff's expert, testified during the 1930s and 1940s, J-M and Raybestos attempted to suppress asbestos research conducted by Saranac Laboratory (Saranac) and during the 1930s, J-M and Raybestos attempted to prevent Asbestos magazine from publishing information regarding asbestosis. (findlaw.com)
  • powder
  • They tried to persuade federal regulators that no one would be harmed if talc powder had up to 1 percent asbestos. (idahostatesman.com)
  • Over fifty years of research and knowledge in this area indicates that there is no asbestos contained in the powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. (idahostatesman.com)
  • But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public. (reuters.com)
  • The reports identify contaminants in talc and finished powder products as asbestos or describe them in terms typically applied to asbestos, such as "fiberform" and "rods. (reuters.com)
  • insulation
  • Gribbins Insulation Company does not engage in asbestos removal and employees are prohibited from handling asbestos containing materials (ACM) or entering controller areas where ACM is being removed. (gribbins.com)
  • Gribbins Insulation Company does not engage in asbestos removal. (gribbins.com)
  • In 1979, the shipyard operators and most of society were using asbestos in water pipe and pipe/duct insulation, plaster, abrasive pads, mastics, cement boards vinyl tiles, etc. (whitelung.org)
  • Disease
  • The 2010 Surgeon General's report How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease states, "There is no risk-free level of tobacco smoke. (lungcanceralliance.org)
  • Asbestosis is often a progressive disease even in the absence of continued exposure, although this appears to be a highly individualized characteristic. (ca.gov)
  • When a person inhales asbestos fibers, they are deposited in the upper and lower respiratory tracts, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (simmonsfirm.com)
  • In 1979 there was so much exposure, so much death and disease, little compensation and truth and very little health education. (whitelung.org)
  • The disease occurs a minimum of 15 years (typically 20 to 40 years) after asbestos exposure. (texastriallawyer.com)
  • people
  • The authors acknowledged that peritoneal mesotheliomas are more common in more highly exposed groups of people, but concluded that that does not mean that peritoneal mesotheliomas cannot appear in groups with less exposure. (mesothelioma-attorney.com)
  • Then it was wreaking secondhand exposure on people like me. (globalgreen.org)
  • However, in general, people who become ill from inhaling asbestos have been regularly exposed in a job where they worked directly with the material. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asbestos exposure can have equally damaging health consequences as it does in people, regardless of whether it is from firsthand or secondhand exposure. (dogshealth.com)
  • products
  • Asbestos fibers were included in many products to make them more durable and fireproof. (asbestos.net)
  • Plaintiff, Doris Dukes, individually and as special administratrix of the estate of Merlon Dukes, sued defendant, Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell), and several others to recover damages for harm Dukes suffered resulting from exposure to asbestos-containing products. (findlaw.com)
  • Later, Allied Corporation changed its name to Allied Signal, Inc., and in 1999 changed it to Honeywell International, Inc. There is no direct connection between Bendix and Dukes, but Honeywell, under plaintiff's theory, as a successor to Bendix, bears legal responsibility for Bendix's participation in a conspiracy with other companies that supplied or used asbestos in their products. (findlaw.com)
  • First, bankruptcy trust funds have been established because many of the companies that once used, mined or manufactured products with asbestos are no longer in operation. (mesotheliomatreatmentcenters.org)
  • remembers
  • I would like to hear from anyone who worked at Bickershaw Colliery, particularly in the 1950's, who remembers asbestos being used there - especially in the boilerhouse - so I can help Mr Derbyshire and his family get the answers they so desperately need and deserve. (irwinmitchell.com)
  • regulations
  • The complaint filed today in Sangamon County alleges that facility owner P. Mills and contractor Midwest Demolition and Scrap, Inc., along with co-owner Joseph Chernis violated the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and federal regulations to prevent asbestos pollution. (illinoisattorneygeneral.gov)
  • This comes at a time when there are some -though not enough - regulations for asbestos use. (globalgreen.org)
  • After a two-week trial on Oct. 28, 2009, a jury found brothers, Paul and Steven Mancuso guilty of conspiring to defraud the United States, violating the Clean Air Act's asbestos-related regulations, illegally dumping asbestos in Poland, N.Y, and committing mail fraud. (eponline.com)
  • lawyers
  • In fact, lawyers specialising in asbestos cases warn the peak is yet to come, and that homeowners are still being put at risk. (smh.com.au)