Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
A type of asbestos that occurs in nature as the dihydrate of magnesium silicate. It exists in two forms: antigorite, a plated variety, and chrysotile, a fibrous variety. The latter makes up 95% of all asbestos products. (From Merck Index, 11th ed, p.893)
A lavender, acid-resistant asbestos.
A class of asbestos that includes silicates of magnesium, iron, calcium, and sodium. The fibers are generally brittle and cannot be spun, but are more resistant to chemicals and heat than ASBESTOS, SERPENTINE. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Asbestos, grunerite. A monoclinic amphibole form of asbestos having long fibers and a high iron content. It is used in insulation. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Compounds formed by condensation of secologanin with tryptamine resulting in a tetrahydro-beta-carboline which is processed further to a number of bioactive compounds. These are especially found in plants of the APOCYNACEAE; LOGANIACEAE; and RUBIACEAE families.
A plant family of the order Dipsacales, subclass Asteridae, class Magnoliopsida. It is sometimes called the teasel family.
A tumor derived from mesothelial tissue (peritoneum, pleura, pericardium). It appears as broad sheets of cells, with some regions containing spindle-shaped, sarcoma-like cells and other regions showing adenomatous patterns. Pleural mesotheliomas have been linked to exposure to asbestos. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Long, pliable, cohesive natural or manufactured filaments of various lengths. They form the structure of some minerals. The medical significance lies in their potential ability to cause various types of PNEUMOCONIOSIS (e.g., ASBESTOSIS) after occupational or environmental exposure. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p708)
The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
Neoplasms of the thin serous membrane that envelopes the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity. Pleural neoplasms are exceedingly rare and are usually not diagnosed until they are advanced because in the early stages they produce no symptoms.
A plant genus of the family Apocynaceae. It is the source of VINCA ALKALOIDS, used in leukemia chemotherapy.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
A highly miniaturized version of ELECTROPHORESIS performed in a microfluidic device.
A generic term for a variety of compounds that contain silicon, oxygen, and magnesium, and may contain hydrogen. Examples include TALC and some kinds of ASBESTOS.
Rare, autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by ACRO-OSTEOLYSIS, generalized OSTEOPOROSIS, and skull deformations.
Supplies used in building.
Excessive pigmentation of the skin, usually as a result of increased epidermal or dermal melanin pigmentation, hypermelanosis. Hyperpigmentation can be localized or generalized. The condition may arise from exposure to light, chemicals or other substances, or from a primary metabolic imbalance.
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
A plant family of the order Capparales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are mostly herbaceous plants with peppery-flavored leaves, due to gluconapin (GLUCOSINOLATES) and its hydrolysis product butenylisotrhiocyanate. The family includes many plants of economic importance that have been extensively altered and domesticated by humans. Flowers have 4 petals. Podlike fruits contain a number of seeds. Cress is a general term used for many in the Brassicacea family. Rockcress is usually ARABIS; Bittercress is usually CARDAMINE; Yellowcress is usually RORIPPA; Pennycress is usually THLASPI; Watercress refers to NASTURTIUM; or RORIPPA or TROPAEOLUM; Gardencress refers to LEPIDIUM; Indiancress refers to TROPAEOLUM.
Doubly unsaturated pregnane derivatives with two hydroxy groups substituted anywhere on the rings or side chains.
Formation or presence of a blood clot (THROMBUS) in a blood vessel within the SKULL. Intracranial thrombosis can lead to thrombotic occlusions and BRAIN INFARCTION. The majority of the thrombotic occlusions are associated with ATHEROSCLEROSIS.
Cell surface proteins that bind cyclic AMP with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. The best characterized cyclic AMP receptors are those of the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum. The transcription regulator CYCLIC AMP RECEPTOR PROTEIN of prokaryotes is not included nor are the eukaryotic cytoplasmic cyclic AMP receptor proteins which are the regulatory subunits of CYCLIC AMP-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASES.
A plant genus in the family PINACEAE, order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta. They are evergreen, pyramidal trees with whorled branches and thin, scaly bark. Each of the linear, spirally arranged leaves is jointed near the stem on a separate woody base.
Abnormal outpouching in the wall of intracranial blood vessels. Most common are the saccular (berry) aneurysms located at branch points in CIRCLE OF WILLIS at the base of the brain. Vessel rupture results in SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Giant aneurysms (>2.5 cm in diameter) may compress adjacent structures, including the OCULOMOTOR NERVE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p841)
A family of seven-pass transmembrane cell-surface proteins that combines with LOW DENSITY LIPROTEIN RECEPTOR-RELATED PROTEIN-5 or LOW DENSITY LIPROTEIN RECEPTOR-RELATED PROTEIN-5 to form receptors for WNT PROTEINS. Frizzled receptors often couple with HETEROTRIMERIC G PROTEINS and regulate the WNT SIGNALING PATHWAY.
The detection of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISMS by selective PCR amplification of restriction fragments derived from genomic DNA followed by electrophoretic analysis of the amplified restriction fragments.
A trace element with the atomic symbol Ni, atomic number 28, and atomic weight 58.69. It is a cofactor of the enzyme UREASE.
Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Finely powdered native hydrous magnesium silicate. It is used as a dusting powder, either alone or with starch or boric acid, for medicinal and toilet preparations. It is also an excipient and filler for pills, tablets, and for dusting tablet molds. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Carcinogenic substances that are found in the environment.
Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers, seas, oceans, or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars, paddles, sail, or power; they may or may not have a deck.
Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
Substances and materials manufactured for use in various technologies and industries and for domestic use.
Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.
A method of hemostasis utilizing various agents such as Gelfoam, silastic, metal, glass, or plastic pellets, autologous clot, fat, and muscle as emboli. It has been used in the treatment of spinal cord and INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS, renal arteriovenous fistulas, gastrointestinal bleeding, epistaxis, hypersplenism, certain highly vascular tumors, traumatic rupture of blood vessels, and control of operative hemorrhage.
Zeolites. A group of crystalline, hydrated alkali-aluminum silicates. They occur naturally in sedimentary and volcanic rocks, altered basalts, ores, and clay deposits. Some 40 known zeolite minerals and a great number of synthetic zeolites are available commercially. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Neoplasms composed of tissue of the mesothelium, the layer of flat cells, derived from the mesoderm, which lines the body cavity of the embryo. In the adult it forms the simple squamous epithelium which covers all true serous membranes (peritoneum, pericardium, pleura). The concept does not refer to neoplasms located in these organs. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A genus of protozoa, formerly also considered a fungus. Its natural habitat is decaying forest leaves, where it feeds on bacteria. D. discoideum is the best-known species and is widely used in biomedical research.
A process in which normal lung tissues are progressively replaced by FIBROBLASTS and COLLAGEN causing an irreversible loss of the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream via PULMONARY ALVEOLI. Patients show progressive DYSPNEA finally resulting in death.
A hydrated form of silicon dioxide. It is commonly used in the manufacture of TOOTHPASTES and as a stationary phase for CHROMATOGRAPHY.
Substances that increase the risk of NEOPLASMS in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect DNA directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.
Transparent, tasteless crystals found in nature as agate, amethyst, chalcedony, cristobalite, flint, sand, QUARTZ, and tridymite. The compound is insoluble in water or acids except hydrofluoric acid.
Quartz (SiO2). A glassy or crystalline form of silicon dioxide. Many colored varieties are semiprecious stones. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
The chromosomal constitution of a cell containing multiples of the normal number of CHROMOSOMES; includes triploidy (symbol: 3N), tetraploidy (symbol: 4N), etc.
Self-replicating cytoplasmic organelles of plant and algal cells that contain pigments and may synthesize and accumulate various substances. PLASTID GENOMES are used in phylogenetic studies.
The largest family of cell surface receptors involved in SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION. They share a common structure and signal through HETEROTRIMERIC G-PROTEINS.
The genetic complement of a plant (PLANTS) as represented in its DNA.
Radiography of the vascular system of the brain after injection of a contrast medium.
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
A diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by inhalation of dust and by tissue reaction to their presence. These inorganic, organic, particulate, or vaporized matters usually are inhaled by workers in their occupational environment, leading to the various forms (ASBESTOSIS; BYSSINOSIS; and others). Similar air pollution can also have deleterious effects on the general population.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents by inhaling them.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.
The combination of two or more different factors in the production of cancer.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A form of interference microscopy in which variations of the refracting index in the object are converted into variations of intensity in the image. This is achieved by the action of a phase plate.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.

Biological effects of naturally occurring and man-made fibres: in vitro cytotoxicity and mutagenesis in mammalian cells. (1/222)

Cytotoxicity and mutagenicity of tremolite, erionite and the man-made ceramic (RCF-1) fibre were studied using the human-hamster hybrid A(L) cells. Results from these fibres were compared with those of UICC Rhodesian chrysotile fibres. The A(L) cell mutation assay, based on the S1 gene marker located on human chromosome 11, the only human chromosome contained in the hybrid cell, has been shown to be more sensitive than conventional assays in detecting deletion mutations. Tremolite, erionite and RCF-1 fibres were significantly less cytotoxic to A(L) cells than chrysotile. Mutagenesis studies at the HPRT locus revealed no significant mutant yield with any of these fibres. In contrast, both erionite and tremolite induced dose-dependent S1- mutations in fibre-exposed cells, with the former inducing a significantly higher mutant yield than the latter fibre type. On the other hand, RCF-1 fibres were largely non-mutagenic. At equitoxic doses (cell survival at approximately 0.7), erionite was found to be the most potent mutagen among the three fibres tested and at a level comparable to that of chrysotile fibres. These results indicate that RCF-1 fibres are non-genotoxic under the conditions used in the studies and suggest that the high mesothelioma incidence previously observed in hamster may either be a result of selective sensitivity of hamster pleura to fibre-induced chronic irritation or as a result of prolonged fibre treatment. Furthermore, the relatively high mutagenic potential for erionite is consistent with its documented carcinogenicity.  (+info)

Magnetometric evaluation for the effect of chrysotile on alveolar macrophages. (2/222)

Alveolar macrophages are thought to play an important role in fibrogenesis due to asbestos exposure. In this experiment, we evaluated the effect mainly by unique magnetometry and also by conventional methods such as lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity measurement and morphological observations. Alveolar macrophages obtained from Syrian golden hamsters by bronchoalveolar lavages were exposed 18 hours in vitro to Fe3O4 as an indicator for magnetometry and chrysotile for experiments. A rapid decrease of the remanent magnetic field, so called "relaxation", was observed after the cessation of an external magnetic field in macrophages phagocytizing Fe3O4 alone, while relaxation was delayed in those concurrently exposed to chrysotile. Since relaxation is thought due to the cytoskeleton-driven random rotation of phagosomes containing iron oxide particles, chrysotile is considered to interfere with the cytoskeletal function of macrophages. Release of LDH from chrysotile-exposed macrophages into the medium was recognized, but it was not significantly higher than the controls. Apoptosis was negligible in macrophages exposed to chrysotile by the DNA ladder detection, the terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase-mediated dUTP-biotin nick end labeling method and morphological observations. Electron microscopical examinations revealed early necrotic changes in macrophages exposed to chrysotile. These findings indicate that cell magnetometry detects impaired cytoskeletal function due to in vitro exposure to chrysotile.  (+info)

Comparative hazards of chrysotile asbestos and its substitutes: A European perspective. (3/222)

Although the use of amphibole asbestos (crocidolite and amosite) has been banned in most European countries because of its known effects on the lung and pleura, chrysotile asbestos remains in use in a number of widely used products, notably asbestos cement and friction linings in vehicle brakes and clutches. A ban on chrysotile throughout the European Union for these remaining applications is currently under consideration, but this requires confidence in the safety of substitute materials. The main substitutes for the residual uses of chrysotile are p-aramid, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), and cellulose fibers, and it is these materials that are evaluated here. Because it critically affects both exposure concentrations and deposition in the lung, diameter is a key determinant of the intrinsic hazard of a fiber; the propensity of a material to release fibers into the air is also important. It is generally accepted that to be pathogenic to the lung or pleura, fibers must be long, thin, and durable; fiber chemistry may also be significant. These basic principles are used in a pragmatic way to form a judgement on the relative safety of the substitute materials, taking into account what is known about their hazardous properties and also the potential for uncontrolled exposures during a lifetime of use (including disposal). We conclude that chrysotile asbestos is intrinsically more hazardous than p-aramid, PVA, or cellulose fibers and that its continued use in asbestos-cement products and friction materials is not justifiable in the face of available technically adequate substitutes.  (+info)

Chrysotile, tremolite and fibrogenicity. (4/222)

Recently published analyses have shown that the risks of mesothelioma and lung cancer in Quebec chrysotile miners and millers were related to estimated level of fibrous tremolite in the mines where they had worked. An analysis has therefore been made of radiographic changes in men who in 1965 were employed by companies in Thetford Mines where the same question could be examined for fibrogenicity. Of 294 men who met the necessary requirements, 129 had worked in six centrally located mines, where the tremolite content was thought to be high, 81 in 10 peripheral mines where it was thought to be low and 84 in both. The median prevalence of small parenchymal opacities (> or = 1/0) in chest radiographs read by six readers was higher among men ever than never employed in the central mines (13.6% against 7.4%), despite the fact that the mean cumulative exposure was lower in the former (430 mpcf.y vs 520 mpcf.y). After accounting by logistic regression for cigarette smoking, age, smoking-age interaction and cumulative exposure, the adjusted odds ratio for central mine employment was 2.44 (95% lower bound: 1.06). Together with other surveys of asbestos miners and millers, this study suggests that amphibole fibres, including tremolite, are more fibrogenic than chrysotile, perhaps to the same extent that they are carcinogenic, though the data available were not sufficient to address the latter question.  (+info)

Asbestos-exposed blood monocytes--deoxyribonucleic acid strand lesions in co-cultured bronchial epithelial cells. (5/222)

OBJECTIVES: In lungs of asbestos-exposed persons alveolar and interstitial macrophages are able to release genotoxic substances such as reactive oxygen intermediates. It is unknown whether reactive oxygen intermediates released by macrophages are able to induce DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) strand lesions in neighboring bronchial epithelial cells. METHODS: A co-culture (transwell) system was established which allows exposure of human blood monocytes cultured on a polycarbonate membrane within a distance of 1 mm of a monolayer of the bronchial epithelial cell line BEAS-2B. RESULTS: Exposure of blood monocytes to chrysotile B (100 microg/10(6)cells) caused an up to 2.8-fold increase in DNA strand lesions in co-cultured BEAS-2B cells measured by alkaline elution when compared with the levels of control cells after 1, 3, 24, and 48 hours. The main DNA damage thus occurred as early as within 1 hour of incubation, corresponding to the time course of the release of reactive oxygen intermediates by blood monocytes determined by chemiluminescence. The maximum release of reactive oxygen intermediates (3.2-fold increase over control values) was measured after 30 minutes of exposure of blood monocytes to chrysotile B. The addition of catalase (200 U/ml) or desferoxamine (100 microM) to the culture medium blocked almost completely the induction of DNA strand lesions in this system (maximum 85%). CONCLUSIONS: Exposure of blood monocytes to chrysotile B results in an increase in the release of reactive oxygen intermediates and induces DNA strand lesions in neighboring bronchial epithelial cells.  (+info)

Increased phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase immunoreactivity associated with proliferative and morphologic lung alterations after chrysotile asbestos inhalation in mice. (6/222)

Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) has been associated with the advent of asbestos-associated apoptosis and proliferation in mesothelial and alveolar epithelial cells and may be linked to the development of pulmonary fibrosis. The objective of studies here was to characterize the development of inflammation, cellular proliferation, and fibrosis in asbestos-exposed C57Bl/6 mice in relationship to patterns of ERK phosphorylation. Inflammation occurred after 10 and 20 days of asbestos exposure as evidenced by increases in total protein and neutrophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Increases in cell proliferation were observed at 30 days in bronchiolar epithelia and at 4, 14, and 30 days in the alveolar compartment of the lung. Trichrome-positive focal lesions of pulmonary fibrosis developed at 30 days in the absence of elevations in lung hydroxyproline or procollagen mRNA levels. Striking increases in ERK phosphorylation were observed within pulmonary epithelial cells at sites of developing fibrotic lesions after 14 and 30 days of inhalation. In addition to characterizing a murine inhalation model of asbestosis, we provide the first evidence showing activation of ERK signaling within lung epithelium in vivo, following inhalation of asbestos fibers.  (+info)

Vitronectin adsorption to chrysotile asbestos increases fiber phagocytosis and toxicity for mesothelial cells. (7/222)

Biological modification of asbestos fibers can alter their interaction with target cells. We have shown that vitronectin (VN), a major adhesive protein in serum, adsorbs to crocidolite asbestos and increases fiber phagocytosis by mesothelial cells via integrins. Because chrysotile asbestos differs significantly from crocidolite in charge and shape, we asked whether VN would also adsorb to chrysotile asbestos and increase its toxicity for mesothelial cells. We found that VN, either from purified solutions or from serum, adsorbed to chrysotile but at a lower amount per surface area than to crocidolite. Nevertheless, VN coating increased the phagocytosis of chrysotile as well as of crocidolite asbestos. VN coating of both chrysotile and crocidolite, but not of glass beads, increased intracellular oxidation and apoptosis of mesothelial cells. The additional apoptosis could be blocked by integrin-ligand blockade with arginine-glycine-aspartic acid peptides, confirming a role for integrins in the fiber-induced toxicity. We conclude that VN increases the phagocytosis of chrysotile as well as of crocidolite asbestos and that phagocytosis is important in fiber-induced toxicity for mesothelial cells.  (+info)

Differentially expressed genes in asbestos-induced tumorigenic human bronchial epithelial cells: implication for mechanism. (8/222)

Although exposure to asbestos fibers is associated with the development of lung cancer, the underlying mechanism(s) remains unclear. Using human papillomavirus-immortalized human bronchial epithelial (BEP2D) cells, we previously showed that UICC chrysotiles can malignantly transform these cells in a stepwise fashion before they become tumorigenic in nude mice. In the present study we used cDNA expression arrays to screen differentially expressed genes among the tumorigenic cells. A total of 15 genes were identified, 11 of which were further confirmed by northern blot. Expression levels of these genes were then determined among transformed BEP2D cells at different stages of the neoplastic process, including non-tumorigenic cells that were resistant to serum-induced terminal differentiation, early and late passage transformed BEP2D cells, five representative tumor cell lines and fused tumorigenic-control cell lines which were no longer tumorigenic. A consistent 2- to 3-fold down-regulation of the DCC (deleted in colon cancer), Ku70 and heat shock protein 27 genes were detected in all the independently generated tumor cell lines while expression levels in early transformants as well as in the fusion cell lines remained normal. In contrast, all the tumor cell lines examined demonstrated 2- to 4-fold overexpression of the insulin receptor and its signal transduction genes. Differential expression of these genes was completely restored in the fusion cell lines examined. No alteration in c-jun or EGF receptor expression was found in any of the cell lines. Our data suggest that activation of the insulin receptor pathway and inactivation of DCC and Ku70 may cooperate in malignant transformation of BEP2D cells induced by asbestos.  (+info)

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Chrysotile asbestos accounts for about 90% of all serpentine asbestos found around the world. The most commonly used form of asbestos, the mining and export of chrysotile has prompted a continuous battle between health professionals and countries that mine chrysotile, such as Canada, Russia, and Italy. While these mining countries consider the mineral to be safe and eagerly export it to others, many organizations maintain that it presents a formidable health hazard.. About 90% of the world production of chrysotile is used in the manufacture of chrysotile-cement, in the form of pipes, sheets and shingles. According to the Canadians, some 60 industrialized and developing nations use these asbestos-containing products due in part to their cost-effectiveness and durability.. Other products that include chrysotile asbestos include those classified as friction products, such as brake shoes, disk pads, and clutches for automobiles as well as elevators brakes. Chrysotile may also be found in some ...
Chrysotile, or white, asbestos is the dominant form of asbestos in international commerce today. It accounts for 99% of current world asbestos production of 2 million tonnes. Chrysotile is an extremely hazardous material. Clinical and epidemiologic studies have established incontrovertibly that chrysotile causes cancer of the lung, malignant mesothelioma of the pleura and peritoneum, cancer of the larynx and certain gastrointestinal cancers. Chrysotile also causes asbestosis, a progressive fibrous disease of the lungs. Risk of these diseases increases with cumulative lifetime exposure to chrysotile and rises also with increasing time interval (latency) since first exposure. Comparative analyses have established that chrysotile is 2 to 4 times less potent than crocidolite asbestos in its ability to cause malignant mesothelioma, but of equal potency of causation of lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization has declared chrysotile asbestos a ...
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We analyzed chrysotile and chrysotile-associated amphibole (largely tremolite) asbestos fibers in 21 workers exposed to various types of processed (milled) chrysotile ore, 20 long-term chrysotile miners, and 20 members of the general population (controls). Significantly greater amounts of both chrysotile and tremolite were found in processed-ore workers and miners than in controls. On average, the mean fiber lengths and aspect ratios for the mining and processed-ore-exposed workers were similar and were significantly greater than the values seen in the controls; within the processed-ore group, there was a marked variation in these parameters, and some workers appeared to be exposed to fairly long, thin fibers. It was found empirically that the fiber size data, and to a lesser extent the concentration data, could be used to classify workers accurately into those with processed-ore exposure and controls. We conclude that fiber sizes in the lungs of processed-ore-exposed workers are similar to those of
I am shocked at this attempt to de-throne serpentine as CAs state rock. My colleagues and I have dedicated our lives to study these rocks and the rich biological diversity found in habitats overlying these rocks. Most SERPENTINITE contains little to no asbestiform chrysotile and does not pose any significant health risk in its natural state. The fact that chrysotile presents adverse health effects as a reason for removing SERPENTINITE as state rock is as flawed as saying that the Ridge-nosed rattlesnake should be removed as the state reptile of AZ as it is poisonous to humans. The grizzly bear is hazardous to humans too so why is it the state animal? Because we killed it off? UV is clearly more harmful than exposure to SERPENTINITE which contains minimal amounts of chrysotile asbestos, not the tremolite asbestos, which is known to be harmful to health. Health risks, if any, depend on the asbestos type (chrysotile versus tremolite), exposure frequency, and exposure level. All three factors are ...
In an attempt to explain the much greater risk of respiratory cancer at the same cumulative exposure in asbestos textile workers in Charleston, South Carolina, than in Quebec miners and millers, both exposed to chrysotile from the same source, 161 lung tissue samples taken at necropsy from dead cohort members were analysed by transmission electron microscopy. Altogether 1828 chrysotile and 3270 tremolite fibres were identified; in both cohorts tremolite predominated and fibre dimensions were closely similar. Lung fibre concentrations were analysed statistically (a) in 32 paired subjects matched for duration of employment and time from last employment to death and (b) in 136 subjects stratified by the same time variables. Both analyses indicated that the Quebec/Charleston ratios for chrysotile fibre concentration in lung tissue were even higher than the corresponding ratios of estimated exposure intensity (mpcf). After allowance for the fact that regression analyses suggested that the proportion ...
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Carcinogenesis studies of short range (SR), intermediate range (IR), or intermediate range chrysotile asbestos in combination with the intestinal carcinogen 1,2-dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride (DMH) were conducted with male and female Syrian golden hamsters. Both forms of chrysotile asbestos were administered at the concentration of 1% in pelleted diet for the entire lifetime of the hamsters starting with mothers of the test animals. Group sizes varied from 125 to 253. Starting at 6 weeks of age, male and female hamsters in the intermediate range chrysotile/DMH study were given oral doses of DMH (4 mg/kg) every other week for a total of 5 doses. There was no adverse effect on body weight gain or survival by either form of asbestos or by asbestos in combination with DMH.. A significant increase (P,0.05) in adrenal cortical adenomas was observed in male hamsters exposed to SR and IR chrysotile asbestos and in females treated with IR chrysotile asbestos when compared to the pooled control groups ...
Call for a Ban on the Mining, Transformation and Export of Chrysotile Asbestos BACKGROUND Asbestos is the generic name for a variety of silicate minerals whose crystals occur in fibrous forms. The term
Chrysotile Asbestos Upregulates Gene Expression and Production of a Receptors for Plateletderived Growth Factor (PDGFAA) on Rat Lung Fibroblasts James C. Bonner, Audrey L. Goodell, Patrick G. Coin, and
Minaçu is the seat of one of the worlds largest chrysotile asbestos mines. The Cana Brava mine, located on the left bank of the Tocantins River, occupies a total area of 45 kmª. Asbestos has made Minaçu one of the richest municipalities in the state of Goiás. The industrial zone has capacity to produce ten percent of all the chrysotile asbestos fiber sold in the world. It is the largest mine in Brazil and the third in the world, after mines in Russia and Canada. On the Seplan Index of Economic Development (2000) Minaçu ranked 13 out of 146 municipalities in the state. See Seplan. In 2007 there were 43 industrial units and 259 retail units. There were 3 bank branches: Banco do Brasil S.A., Banco Itaú S.A., and BRADESCO S.A. The main sectors employing the population were: industry-159 workers-and commerce-838 workers.. In 2006 there were 107,300 head of cattle, of which 9,600 were dairy cows. The main agricultural products in planted area were rice and corn. There was modest production of ...
(57) 【Abstract】 PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To manufacture a friction material having an appropriate degree of curing without repeating trials of thermoforming treatment, and to easily and quickly calculate the optimum value of thermoforming treatment conditions. To provide a method and an apparatus for analyzing and evaluating a resin curing reaction which can be realized. SOLUTION: A high temperature compression molding die 1 for thermoforming a friction material 2 containing a thermosetting resin is equipped with a dielectric constant sensor 30 for detecting the dielectric constant of the friction material 2 during thermoforming. Then, based on the detection signal of the dielectric constant sensor 30, the increase rate of the ion viscosity after the minimum viscosity position on the ion viscosity characteristic curve of the molding material is calculated, and the increase rate increases the resin curing by the thermoforming process. A configuration including an arithmetic processing system 40
The growth of the automotive market will inevitably lead to the rapid development of the spare parts market. As a consequence, increasing competition: selling the same thing and all - does not appeal, the entire liquid product is already someone before, and not can not develop. Such moments are very positive for the market because it forces to create something new A quarter-century ago, manufacturers of brake pads is very successfully used asbestos in the friction material: its properties ensure a stable and relatively high coefficient of friction and high temperature threshold (up to 800 C) allowed a wide field of substance use. However, asbestos component has some drawbacks. Primary - environmental hazards: the friction material emits dust that lingers in the air and falling into the lungs, causing serious injury. And so, in the early 90s, in many countries around the world, launched the campaign on replacement of polluting product safer materials; acute was the need to find an equal ...
Pin-on-disc testing was used to investigate the sliding behavior and the wear products of a low-steel friction material against a cast iron disc at different applied loads, to investigate the effect of the temperature rise induced by frictional heating. The testing rig was operated in a clean chamber with a purified incoming air flux. The outgoing flux carries the wear particles to an impactor that counted and sorted them by average diameter and weight. At increasing applied loads, corresponding to a proportional increase of the pin-disc contact temperature, the coverage of both the pin and disc surface by a friction layer was found to increase too. The relevant X-Ray diffraction patterns revealed the presence of a large amount of graphite and different compounds originating from the friction material and from the counterface disc, mainly iron oxides, as concerns this latter. After the test at the lowest investigated load, i.e., 1 kg, the disc worn surface exhibited abrasive grooves and a ...
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Serpentine may refer to a single mineral but more often to a group of minerals including antigorite, chrysotile, clinochrysotile, and lizardite, which are altered products of basic and ultra-basic rocks. Rock composed of these minerals is called serpentin...
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Government of India. Dear Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Minister of Labour & Employment and Minister of Forests & Environment:. We respectfully wish to bring to your attention our deep concerns regarding efforts currently underway to promote the use of chrysotile asbestos in India.. On December 3 and 4, the International Chrysotile Association, which represents the interests of the global asbestos industry, together with the Asbestos Cement Product Manufacturers Association of India, will be holding a conference in New Delhi to promote use of chrysotile asbestos in India and to put forward the claim that scientific research shows that chrysotile asbestos can be safely used.. This claim is utterly false. The world scientific community has overwhelmingly concluded that chrysotile asbestos causes deadly diseases, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung and other cancers, and that it cannot be safely used.. The International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization ...
Asbestos body (AB) concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage samples of 15 brake lining (BL) workers exposed only to chrysotile have been determined and compared with those from 44 asbestos cement (AC) workers extensively exposed to amphiboles. The mean AB concentrations (263 +/- 802 and 842 +/- 2086 AB/ml respectively) for those groups did not differ significantly but were much higher than those found in control groups. Analytical electron microscopy of asbestos body cores showed that in the BL group 95.6% were chrysotile fibres whereas in the AC group amphiboles accounted for 93.1%. The size characteristics of the central fibres differed for chrysotile and amphibole AB, the former being shorter and thinner. Examination of repeated bronchoalveolar lavage samples showed that the mechanisms of clearance of chrysotile fibres do not affect AB concentration for at least 10 months after cessation of exposure. It thus appears that routine counting of ABs in BAL allows the assessment of current or ...
Background: All forms of asbestos are now banned in 52 countries. Safer products have replaced many materials that once were made with it. Nonetheless, many countries still use, import, and export asbestos and asbestos-containing products, and in those that have banned other forms of asbestos, the so-called controlled use of chrysotile asbestos is often exempted from the ban. In fact, chrysotile has accounted for , 95% of all the asbestos used globally. Objective: We examined and evaluated the literature used to support the exemption of chrysotile asbestos from the ban and how its exemption reflects the political and economic influence of the asbestos mining and manufacturing industry. Discussion: All forms of asbestos, including chrysotile, are proven human carcinogens. All forms cause malignant mesothelioma and lung and laryngeal cancers, and may cause ovarian, gastrointestinal, and other cancers. No exposure to asbestos is without risk. Illnesses and deaths from asbestos exposure are ...
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Kathleen Ruff, In a letter sent in French on January 9, 2017 and in English on January 23, 2017 to officials at Environment Canada, the President of the International Chrysotile Association, Jean-Marc Leblond, calls on the Canadian government to reverse its decision to ban asbestos by 2018. Officials at Environment Canada have been assigned responsibility for drafting new regulations to implement the Canadian governments decision to ban the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale, import and export of asbestos by 2018.. Leblond emphasized that since the beginning of the 1980s successive Canadian governments have defended and wholeheartedly supported the mining and use of chrysotile (asbestos). He pointed out that the Canadian and Quebec governments gave more than $55 million to the Chrysotile Institute to promote the safe, controlled and responsible use of chrysotile asbestos.. Leblond attacked those who oppose asbestos use, calling them an anti-asbestos crusade which ...
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Chrysotile has the lowest refractive indices of the six legally defined asbestos minerals. The refractive index along the length of the fiber ranges from 1.545 to 1.558. The refractive index across the fiber ranges from 1.532 to 1.552. Low iron content and missing OH groups drives the refractive index lower. High iron and restructuring following the removal of nearly all of the OH groups increases the refractive index. When thermally modified the refractive indices may go as high as 1.57 and though still a fiber, it looses its x-ray diffraction pattern as chrysotile but has not yet become forsterite. In this form it seems to become even more hazardous than chrysotile. This is the material created on older high temperature thermocouple leads, oven gaskets, and break drums. This form is easily identified using light microscopy but will not show up in an analysis based on x-ray or electron diffraction.. On rare occasions parachrysotile is found with chrysotile. Parachrysotile has a negative sign of ...
The six major forms of asbestos (1332214) were reviewed and then the most widely used form, chrysotile (12001295), was examined in more detail. The three largest industries using chrysotile include the asbestos/cement pipe industry, the asbestos friction products industry, and the asbestos textiles industry. A discussion was given for the production operations and products made in each of these in
Since the Canadian asbestos to which he was referring was the chrysotile variety, which is derived from serpentine rock, one can see that the mortar resulting from this mixture was probably closer to 90 to 95 percent asbestos. It is unsurprising, then, that brick layers and those in the masonry trades are among those at highest risk for developing asbestos-related diseases.. Chrysotile asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral found in California , Montana , New England , and Quebec (where it is still heavily mined), is responsible for the disease known as asbestosis. Ironically, this disease killed two of the asbestos industrys founding figures: H.W. Johns, founder of the company that later became Johns-Manville, and Edward Alley, builder of the asbestos mines of Libby, Montana who ultimately owned and operated by one of the most infamous names in the history of asbestos, W.R. Grace & Company.. When chrysotile fibers are inhaled into the lungs, they cause micro-abrasions on the inner surfaces ...
Obtain an Asbestos Abatement Permit. Asbestos Fact:. Asbestos is a material that can be found in buildings and can be harmful to human health. The Districts Asbestos Abatement Program ensures that asbestos removal contractors protect their own health and safety, and the health and safety of building occupants and the general public.. Answers to Common Questions:. What is asbestos?. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that separate into thin but strong fibers. Asbestos is a non-combustible, excellent insulator with a very high tensile strength. It is durable, flexible and resistant to wear. Six asbestos minerals were commonly used commercially - chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophylite, tremolite and actinolite.. How does asbestos harm people?. Undamaged, asbestos may cause no threat. It is when asbestos-containing material is disturbed that tiny asbestos fibers are released. These fibers enter the body through inhalation or ingestion. What are the health effects ...
What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a generic term for six different naturally occurring mineral formations which have the common characteristic of their crystalline structure being able to be separated into long, thin fibers. The fibers can be curved (serpentine asbestos, or chrysotile) or straight, needle-like fibers (the amphiboles). Chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos in the United States and has been mined in various locations in the United States. Asbestos fibers are present in the air throughout the United States. This is partly due to fibers broken from exposed asbestos containing rocks, but more has been released from asbestos containing products, such as vehicle brakes. Asbestos was called the miracle mineral due to its many unique physical properties. Asbestos was added to many building materials because of its ability to retard fire, strengthen products, and acoustically insulate. Asbestos use in building materials peaked in the years following World War II through the ...
May 2002. Executive Summary Although measurement of asbestos fibres in drinking water is technically difficult, research has indicated that most waters, whether or not distributed through asbestos cement pipes, contain asbestos fibres. This is because asbestos is widely found in the environment as a consequence of natural dissolution of asbestos-containing minerals. Asbestos cement pipes can give rise to an increase in the numbers of asbestos fibres in drinking water, particularly when first installed. The risks to health from ingestion of asbestos fibres in food and drinking water have been extensively studied by both epidemiology and by experiments in laboratory animals. Most epidemiological studies found no association with any specific gastrointestinal cancers, although a small number of studies did find a weak positive association. The studies considered the best did not provide evidence for a link between asbestos in drinking water and cancer. Of the 8 long-term animal studies, only one ...
Asbestos is still widely being used for house roofing. Many people in the village dont know the dangers of asbestos which are used as roof/canopy. Asbestos enters the body by inhalation. Long term inhalation of asbestos can pose a deadly health risk.. The impact from inhaling asbestos fibres can not be seen in a short time frame. Sometimes the symptoms will appear within 20-30 years after the exposure to the first asbestos fibres.. Asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis (the occurrence of scar tissue in the lungs), lung cancer and mesothelioma (cancer in the Mesothelium membrane). The risk of this disease will increase due to the large amount inhalation of asbestos fibres.. Also, the risk of lung cancer caused by inhalation of asbestos fibres is greater than cigarette smoke. This is because asbestos consists of small fibres that are easily separated, so if the fibres are airborne and inhaled will be harmful to the body health.. Usually, this asbestos fibre can pose a health risk if it entered ...
Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. We do not specifically test for asbestos. During an inspection we visually check for any signs of asbestos. Typical uses for asbestos in older homes include insulation wrapping on heating pipes, roof shingles and floor tiles. If it is suspected that there could possibly be asbestos it will be noted on the report and the appropriate professional will be referred for further evaluation and/or remediation. Even if asbestos is in your home, this is usually NOT a serious problem. The mere presence of asbestos in a home or a building is not hazardous. The danger is that asbestos materials may become damaged over time. Damaged asbestos may release asbestos fibers and become a health hazard.. ...
Montréal, September 19, 2012 - The Québec Medical Association (QMA) applauds the decision of the federal government to no longer oppose listing the chrysotile form of asbestos as a hazardous substance in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention. This highly significant decision affirms the hazard of asbestos in all its forms.. Since 1945, the medical community has been compiling and identifying the pathologies related to asbestos. The QMAs position on the use of asbestos is clear: chrysotile asbestos is a carcinogen and causes asbestosis. Continuing to operate asbestos mines and export this product are unacceptable activities from a medical standpoint.. According to the Institut national de santé publique, even when controlled, the safe use of asbestos is not achievable in practice. It is therefore important, for the health of asbestos workers and the health of people around the world, to favour banning the mining and export of this substance.. The Québec Medical Association is now urging the ...
Youve definitely heard about asbestos registers, but what do they refer to exactly? In 2011, The Work Health and Safety Regulation changed, making it mandatory for workplace managers to have an asbestos register, which is document that contains information about the asbestos found in the workplace. The register includes details about the asbestos type found, its location and condition.. Youve definitely heard about asbestos registers, but what do they refer to exactly? In 2011, The Work Health and Safety Regulation changed, making it mandatory for workplace managers to have an asbestos register, which is document that contains information about the asbestos found in the workplace. The register includes details about the asbestos type found, its location and condition.. Many of the buildings which date back to the 20th century contain asbestos in them, because during this time asbestos was used heavily in the construction industry. After researchers discovered the serious health complications ...
Non-friable, or bonded ACM is used to refer to ACM in which the asbestos is firmly bound in the matrix of the material. These materials are unlikely to release measurable levels of airborne asbestos fibre into the environment if they are undisturbed. Therefore, they generally pose a lower risk to health. However, activities that may abrade the ACM such as drilling, grinding have the potential to release higher concentrations of airborne asbestos fibres into the environment. The non-friable ACM are mainly made up of asbestos fibres together with a bonding compound (such as cement), and typically contain up to 15 per cent asbestos. Non-friable ACM are solid, quite rigid and the asbestos fibres are tightly bound in the material. Non-friable ACM are the most common in domestic houses. They are commonly called fibro, asbestos cement and AC sheeting. Examples of non-friable ACM include asbestos cement products (flat, profiled and corrugated sheeting used in walls, ceilings and roofs, moulded ...
Non-friable, or bonded ACM is used to refer to ACM in which the asbestos is firmly bound in the matrix of the material. These materials are unlikely to release measurable levels of airborne asbestos fibre into the environment if they are undisturbed. Therefore, they generally pose a lower risk to health. However, activities that may abrade the ACM such as drilling, grinding have the potential to release higher concentrations of airborne asbestos fibres into the environment. The non-friable ACM are mainly made up of asbestos fibres together with a bonding compound (such as cement), and typically contain up to 15 per cent asbestos. Non-friable ACM are solid, quite rigid and the asbestos fibres are tightly bound in the material. Non-friable ACM are the most common in domestic houses. They are commonly called fibro, asbestos cement and AC sheeting. Examples of non-friable ACM include asbestos cement products (flat, profiled and corrugated sheeting used in walls, ceilings and roofs, moulded ...
Non-friable, or bonded ACM is used to refer to ACM in which the asbestos is firmly bound in the matrix of the material. These materials are unlikely to release measurable levels of airborne asbestos fibre into the environment if they are undisturbed. Therefore, they generally pose a lower risk to health. However, activities that may abrade the ACM such as drilling, grinding have the potential to release higher concentrations of airborne asbestos fibres into the environment. The non-friable ACM are mainly made up of asbestos fibres together with a bonding compound (such as cement), and typically contain up to 15 per cent asbestos. Non-friable ACM are solid, quite rigid and the asbestos fibres are tightly bound in the material. Non-friable ACM are the most common in domestic houses. They are commonly called fibro, asbestos cement and AC sheeting. Examples of non-friable ACM include asbestos cement products (flat, profiled and corrugated sheeting used in walls, ceilings and roofs, moulded ...
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While mesothelioma is the most well known illness caused by exposure to asbestos, it is not the only one. Another significant illness caused by asbestos is asbestosis. The first diagnosis of asbestosis was made in England, in 1924 following the death of a 36 year old asbestos worker.. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that can be found in several different forms. Asbestos is known for its strength and resistance to heat. While its like to serious respiratory illnesses is now well known, asbestos is not banned in the United States. However, the use of asbestos has been extensively regulated by both state and federal laws since the mid 1970s, due to its carcinogenic properties and the other health problems it causes. The risk of exposure to asbestos is increased, however, because laws regulating the use of asbestos outside of the U.S. are often lax, so goods imported from other counties are still imported into the country.. Another common cause of exposure to asbestos is during the remediation or ...
The Canadian government privately acknowledged that the dangers of asbestos warranted limits on export, but publicly blocked international efforts to add greater restrictions on the use of asbestos, according to press reports. Exposure to asbestos causes serious respiratory diseases including. ...
The proposal seeks to change the decision-making process so that a dangerous substance could be listed with 75 per cent majority support from voting parties.. Chrysotile asbestos has been repeatedly blocked from the list by countries with financial interests in the asbestos trade, despite it meeting all the scientific criteria for it to be recommended for listing, and having overwhelming support for listing from a majority of parties to the Convention. Two million tonnes of chrysotile asbestos is still mined and sold every year, mostly to the developing world.. It is the health and safety of workers versus the interests and profits of big groups. It is our mission to do everything in our power to change the situation, said Özkan.. Payet emphasized that the Rotterdam Convention does not aim to ban the use or trade of chemicals listed in Annex III, but offers a regulatory framework for countries to decide, for such chemicals, whether they wish to restrict, and to what extent, their future ...
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a) Scope and application. This section regulates asbestos exposure in all work as defined in 29 CFR 1910.12(b), including but not limited to the following: (1) Demolition or salvage of structures where asbestos is present; (2) Removal or encapsulation of materials containing asbestos; (3) Construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, or renovation of structures, substrates, or portions thereof, that contain asbestos; (4) Installation of products containing asbestos; (5) Asbestos spill/emergency cleanup; and (6) Transportation, disposal, storage, containment of and housekeeping activities involving asbestos or products containing asbestos, on the site or location at which construction activities are performed. (7) Coverage under this standard shall be based on the nature of the work operation involving asbestos exposure. (8) This section does not apply to asbestos-containing asphalt roof coatings, cements and mastics. (b) Definitions.. Aggressive method means removal or disturbance of building ...
Victims of the massive flooding in the Australian state of Queensland face mounting asbestos exposure risks, authorities say. Thousands of homes have been damaged and as the waters recede, many floors and walls need to be removed. Residents have begun cleaning up their homes, removing walls and sheeting but many contain asbestos and asbestos-containing materials. One residents house is made of weatherboard and is now dilapidated because the water damage has exposed and disturbed the asbestos inside. The kitchens asbestos, the bedrooms are asbestos, the studys asbestos and the dining room is asbestos, she told ABC. This house went under in 74 and we suspect that they had to do it cheaply, and so every rooms different. The local government has warned residents not to perform the removal work themselves and to use the help of experienced asbestos abatement professionals, but that may not be an option for many The structures of some homes are on the verge of collapse due to the water damage ...
Engaging an experienced asbestos consultant is an important step in identifying ACM on the property to ensure that the risk of asbestos related disease is minimised.. Asbestos is a common, naturally occurring mineral silicate that was used in many building products such as fibre cement sheet. When left and maintained in a good condition, bonded asbestos does not pose a significant health risk. Only when ACM is deteriorated or disturbed (such that it liberates fibres into the air) does it become a significant health risk.. Importantly, the Queensland Department of Workplace Health and Safety advisory note 6-Asbestolux, discusses a type of asbestos containing low density board that was produced by Australian industry from the late 1950s onward until approximately 1982. This boarding typically contains a high percentage of both brown (amosite) and white (chrysotile) asbestos and was formed as flat or perforated panels. These panels appear similar in shape and structure to asbestos cement panels ...
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What are the adverse effects of Asbestos? Discover the Health Risks Fact Sheet for Asbestos from latest research. Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic fibrils that can be released by abrasion and other processes. They are commonly known by their colors, as blue asbestos, brown asbestos, white asbestos, and green asbestos. Asbestos mining existed more than 4,000 years ago, but large-scale mining began at the end of the 19th century, when manufacturers and builders began using asbestos for its desirable physical properties: sound absorption, average tensile strength, resistance to fire, heat, electricity, and affordability. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are
02/18/2013 // Chicago, IL, USA // Cooney & Conway // Jessica McNeil // (press release). CHICAGO, IL - (News: asbestos attorney news) - Most people are aware of the common places where asbestos has been found, such as in insulation, drywall, and automotive parts. But asbestos has shown up in some lesser-known and somewhat surprising places too. As a result, in the past, some people may have unknowingly exposed themselves to asbestos, which can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, while doing chores around the home or using everyday products. One place where you may have least expected to find asbestos is in a handheld hair blow dryer. Blow dryers were often manufactured using asbestos, but it took a photographer to discover that the dryers actually emitted asbestos fibers. The photographer was drying film negatives with a blow dryer, and noted small flecks of dust on the negatives, which turned out to be asbestos. It was found that exposure to asbestos through use of a hair dryer was ...
On behalf of the President of the Collegium Ramazzini, Dr. Philip J. Landrigan and its 180 elected Fellows in countries around the world, I am writing to express the Collegium s strong disagreement with the above document produced by the OSWER. We consider the approach that is proposed in this document will have the effect of unjustifiably diminishing the regulatory level of concern that is directed to control of exposures to chrysotile asbestos. We are of the strongly held scientific opinion that any relaxation of regulatory concern around chrysotile will result in increased human exposures to carcinogenic chrysotile asbestos worldwide and that these exposures will result in suffering, disease and death caused by asbestosis, lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. The Collegium Ramazzini considers this document an affront to both good science and to morality ...
Awareness of the hazards associated with asbestos fibers may be a recent medical discovery, however, it was first linked to health issues as early as the first century, A.D. by a Roman historian. The recommended treatment was for workers to wear a wet cloth over their mouths and noses, and to work upwind when mining asbestos rock. Often the first signs of asbestos exposure diseases may take twelve to forty years after initial exposure to appear. Studies in the 1960s, along with the previous findings from earlier studies, found there was a significant risk for unprotected workers exposed occupationally to asbestos fibers in the air. Many people who are exposed to asbestos fibers show no symptoms associated with exposure. It has not been determined how to predict who will be affected once exposed. However, it has been medically proven that people who had unprotected exposure to airborne asbestos fibers do have an increased risk of contracting one or more of the following three diseases. ...
Asbestos in Soils - Asbestos can be found buried in soil, made ground, aggregate and spoil, especially on brownfield sites. It can be much more difficult to spot and identify than in a building as it will probably be degraded, but not properly assessing the risks can lead to exposing workers, neighbours and the general public to airborne asbestos fibres. The asbestos may have been introduced and buried during historic demolition of buildings, general industrial use or even fly-tipping. All the regulations contained within The Control of Asbestos 2012 relating to asbestos in buildings also apply to asbestos in soils, and may be enforced by the Environment Agency as well as HSE.
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One mineral in the serpentine group, chrysotile, is a type of asbestos. Peridotites can take on a massive form or may be in ... Peridotite that has been hydrated at low temperatures forms serpentinite, which may include chrysotile asbestos (a form of ... a process in which the pyroxenes and olivines are converted to green serpentine. This hydration reaction involves considerable ... serpentine) and talc. Layered intrusions with cumulate peridotite are typically associated with sulfide or chromite ores. ...
The region also has an abundance of gold, silver, nickel, iron, asbestos, and serpentine. The nickel reserves in the town rank ...
There are two types of fibers: amphibole (thin and straight) and serpentine (curly). All forms of asbestos fibers are ... "Asbestos Toxicity". ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Asbestos ... "Asbestos". CDC. October 9, 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2015. Smith, Dorsett D. (2015). The Health Effects of Asbestos: An ... "Asbestos Exposure". National Cancer Institute, USA. 2017-06-15. "Environmental Health Guidance Note - Asbestos" (PDF). ...
Even where asbestos is not present, sepiolite is often mistaken for it. Careful analytical techniques such as X-ray diffraction ... In the United States, it occurs in serpentine in Pennsylvania (as at Nottingham, Chester County) and in South Carolina and Utah ... It occurs also in serpentine at Hrubschitz near Kromau in Moravia. Additionally, sepiolite is found to a limited extent at ... Sepiolite occurs as a secondary mineral associated with serpentine. It can occur as a precipitate in arid environments. It may ...
Amosite is a rare asbestiform variety of grunerite that was mined as asbestos only in the eastern part of the Transvaal ... Usually it coexists with hornblende or actinolite, magnesium clinochlore chlorite, talc, serpentine-antigorite minerals or ... The origin of the name is Amosa, the acronym for the mining company "Asbestos Mines of South Africa". Cummingtonite is commonly ...
"More Information on Asbestos Removal". Total Asbestos Removal Brisbane. 2019-07-21. Retrieved 2019-07-24. v t e. ... a magnesium phyllosilicate part of the serpentine group. Other asbestiform minerals include riebeckite, an amphibole whose ... Chrysotile Committee on Asbestos: Selected Health Effects, 2006, Asbestos: Selected Cancers, National Academies Press, ISBN 978 ... The United States Environmental Protection Agency explains that, "In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos- ...
During the second decade of the 20th century, Denholm's development was boosted due to the presence of asbestos, serpentine, ...
Serpentine and asbestos). As for the section downstream from Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, it is composed of sedimentary rocks (schist ... The main towns in the basin are Victoriaville (39799 inhabitants), Nicolet (7963 inhabitants) and Asbestos (6627 inhabitants). ...
14873, labeled as "fibrous serpentine (asbestos)- San Vittore, Balangero". Handbook of Mineralogy ... Fibrous balangeroite is limited to the serpentine-infested rim of the northern Lanzu Ultramafic Massif, with its abundance in ... However, Balangeroite does not lead to serious health problems caused by asbestos fibers. Balangeroite is classified as an ... It is a completely separate mineral from any true asbestos. It is economically important for providing building material, ...
... or white asbestos is the most commonly encountered form of asbestos, accounting for approximately 95% of the ... It is a soft, fibrous silicate mineral in the serpentine subgroup of phyllosilicates; as such, it is distinct from other ... These state that "Asbestos exposure is associated with parenchymal asbestosis, asbestos-related pleural abnormalities, ... In September 2012, governments in Quebec and Canada ended official support for Canada's last asbestos mine in Asbestos, Quebec ...
These chlorite schists are cross-cut in places by asbestos veins and coated by chalcedony or quartz. For the Merlis ... Crosscutting veins are mainly mineralized by serpentine minerals (like cross fibers of chrysotile) and magnetite. Under the ... With increasing serpentinization knot-like clusters of colourless, magnesium-rich chlorite, meshes of serpentine minerals, and ... serpentine minerals and talc (bastitization). Magnetite substituted for the original chromium spinel. The serpentinite from ...
A 2010 effort led by State Senator Gloria J. Romero, a Democrat from Los Angeles, sought to remove serpentine from its perch as ... Organizations such as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization have supported the move as the olive green rock is a source ... Geologists have rallied to oppose the bill, arguing that there is no way to be harmed from casual exposure to serpentine. The ... of chrysotile, a form of asbestos that can cause mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. ...
Specification for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Underdrain Pipe C1448/C1448M - 05(2019) Specification for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement ... 19 Specification for Serpentine Dimension Stone C1527/C1527M - 11(2018) Specification for Travertine Dimension Stone C1528/ ... Test Method for Vacuum Drainage of Asbestos-Cement Mixes C1120/C1120M - 98(2019) Test Method for Wash Test of Asbestos C1121/ ... Test Method for Organic Fiber Content of Asbestos-Cement Products C459/C459M - 97(2019) Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Flat ...
The standard L05 5.7-liter V-8 now had one serpentine accessory drive belt in place of the older multi-belt accessory drive ... along with non-asbestos brake linings. A new brake warning light on the dashboard was also introduced for 1990. The Blazer body ... non-asbestos intake manifold gaskets, and heavy-duty intake valves. 3 point shoulder harness also become standard for rear ...
... and chrysotile or white asbestos, all of which are commonly found in ultramafic rocks. The term "serpentine" is commonly used ... Serpentine tolerant plants are evolutionarily younger than non-serpentine plants. The heterogeneity of serpentine communities ... Caution should be taken when working in serpentine soils or when working with crushed serpentine rocks. Serpentinite most often ... They are named for minerals of the serpentine group, resulting in serpentine soils, with unusually high concentrations of iron ...
... they produced an abundance of serpentine, which is the source of chrysotile asbestos. List of mountain ranges of South Africa ... The Asbestos Mountains is a range of hills in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, stretching south-southwest from ... The mountains were named for the asbestos which was mined in the 20th century and is found as a variety of amphibole called ... Substitutes for asbestos now include ceramic, carbon, metallic and Aramid fibers, such as Twaron or Kevlar. David Goldblatt ...
The previous owner of the building may be responsible for finding and removing the asbestos within the building. This was not ... serpentine architecture, relative heights and glazed facades. The Salvador de Madariaga building also houses the other EU body ... In October 2007 it was discovered that the buildings contained a larger amount of asbestos than previously thought before they ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Kubosova, Lucia EU parliament buildings searched for asbestos, EUobserver 17 October ...
Gates Family Foundation Serpentine belt "Gates History". Archived from the original on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2018-10-16. CS1 ... Asbestos contaminated the buildings and trichloroethylene in the groundwater was still under remediation in late 2014. While ... and was a model for the common serpentine belt. The belt's success propelled the company to become the largest manufacturer of ...
Examples include: Serpentine subgroup Antigorite - Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Chrysotile - Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Lizardite - Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Clay ... asbestos) - Na2FeII3FeIII2Si8O22(OH)2 Arfvedsonite - Na3(Fe,Mg)4FeSi8O22(OH)2 Inosilicate, pyroxene family, with 2-periodic ...
Serpentine group[edit]. Serpentine minerals have a sheet or layered structure. Chrysotile is the only asbestos mineral in the ... History of Asbestos,, retrieved 2016-04-07. *^ a b "Asbestos in the home booklet. Wrekin housing trust" (PDF). ... brown asbestos, white asbestos, and green asbestos.[3]. Asbestos mining existed more than 4,000 years ago, but large-scale ... Other regulated asbestos minerals, such as tremolite asbestos, CAS No. 77536-68-6, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2; actinolite asbestos, CAS ...
Chrysotile, a species of serpentine, is the most common mineral species in industrial asbestos, as it is less dangerous in ... However, asbestos are known carcinogens, and cause various other illnesses, such as asbestosis; amphibole asbestos ( ... are considered more dangerous than chrysotile serpentine asbestos.[113] ... The kaolinite-serpentine group consists of T-O stacks (the 1:1 clay minerals); their hardness ranges from 2 to 4, as the sheets ...
White asbestos, also called chrysotile asbestos or serpentine asbestos, is one of the six types of asbestos. About 95% of ... asbestos found in buildings is white asbestos.[1] It is considered by experts to be less dangerous than the other types of ... "Asbestos: An Overview of What it Is & Exposure Risks".. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output . ... asbestos, but it is still a major health hazard and exposure can cause cancer and asbestosis. ...
A concrete-edged, serpentine fish pond meandered around the base of the angled windows and glass return. Supported below the ... asbestos- and bitumen-lined roof constructed from timber trusses. The roof-top was used as garden area for displaying outdoor ... Concrete that had filled the serpentine pond was removed, revealing some early edging and concrete pads. The pond was ...
Some examples of these formations include serpentines of Barberton Mountains, norites of Sekhukhuneland, quartzites of Blyde ... chrysotile asbestos, kieselguhr, limestone, magnesite, talc and shale. Gold was first discovered in Mpumalanga province in 1883 ...
It is also used as a substitute for short-fibre asbestos in brake-linings. Central Building Research Institute has found that ... Based on the chemical composition, types of Marble available are Calcite, Dolomitic, Siliceous Limestone, Serpentine and ... asbestos, cadmium, felspar, soapstone, kaolin, sillimanite, limestone, diatomite, pyrophyllite, fluorite, vanadium, dunite, ... wollastonite can be used as substitute for chrysotile asbestos in cement products. It is a group of metamorphic minerals - ...
Serpentine group, Tremolite (i.e. Asbestos) Filiform or capillary Hair-like or thread-like, extremely fine many Zeolites ... For example, minerals used for asbestos insulation often grow in a fibrous habit, a mass of very fine fibers.[1][2] ... A classic example is tiger's eye quartz, crocidolite asbestos replaced by silica. While quartz typically forms prismatic ( ...
Nicholas attended Zvishavani Primary School while his father worked at the nearby King Asbestos Mines. Art was not taught at ... He worked primarily in hard stone, using local materials such as opal stone, cobalt stone and other serpentines, especially a ... Nicholas to have a sabbatical from the police and spend 6 months there working on large pieces of black Penhalonga serpentine ...
Six minerals have been classified as "asbestos" including chrysotile of the serpentine class and those belonging to the ... Mineral fibers include the asbestos group. Asbestos is the only naturally occurring long mineral fiber. ... Mineral fibers can be particularly strong because they are formed with a low number of surface defects, asbestos is a common ...
Riebeckite (asbestos) - Na2FeII3FeIII2Si8O22(OH)2 ... Serpentine subgroup *Antigorite - Mg3Si2O5(OH)4. *Chrysotile - ...
... aromatic amine aromatic compound Arrhenius equation arsenic Arthur Harden Artturi Ilmari Virtanen Arfvedsonite Asbestos ... Samarskite Sand Sapphire Sard Scandium Scheelite Schist scientific notation Seaborgium Selenium semiconductor Serpentine SI ...
Serpentine, the dominant mineral in serpentinite, is rich in magnesium, an element that most plants cannot tolerate in high ... a form of asbestos), magnetite, and talc. Serpentinite is derived by the metamorphism of ultramafic rocks (rocks rich in the ... The enrichment of magnesium in the thin serpentine soil covering the glacier-scoured hilltops is probably responsible for the ... The serpentinite has a bluish to greenish gray color, and consists of serpentine (mostly the variety antigorite), with ...
Northern Gundagai is built on a hill sometimes known as 'Asbestos Hill' and excavations in the area free the asbestos into the ... Both mines struck the orebody in quartz reefs along serpentine/diorite contact zones with finds of gold telluride (of bismuth ... Asbestos was first mined commercially in Australia, at Gundagai. Actinolite was mined along Jones Creek just to the west of the ... Following an even higher flood in 1853, North Gundagai was redeveloped at its current site on Asbestos Hill and Mount Parnassus ...
Amphibole fibers are not cleared as effectively as serpentines and therefore accumulate more readily in the distal lung ... Asbestos-related diseases are disorders of the lung and pleura caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres. Asbestos-related ... Asbestos can cause lung cancer that is identical to lung cancer from other causes. Exposure to asbestos is associated with all ... Inhaled asbestos fibres enter the upper and lower respiratory tracts when asbestos is released into the air. Some of the ...
Metamorphosed ultramafic rock contains serpentine group minerals, which includes varieties of asbestos that pose a hazard to ... and represents chemical transformation of olivine and pyroxene in ultramafic rock to serpentine group minerals. Contact ...
It is used as gemstone, architectural stone, carving material and source of asbestos. Serpentinite is a rock composed mainly of ... Serpentine is a group of minerals that are usually green in color. ... Use of Serpentine: Asbestos. Some varieties of serpentine have a fibrous habit. These fibers resist the transfer of heat, do ... Serpentine. A group of minerals used as architectural, ornamental, and gem materials. A source of asbestos.. Article by: Hobart ...
... Locality type:. Deposit ... Click here to view Serpentine Subgroup data. Locality Data:. Click here to view Shaghasi asbestos deposit (Shakhsi), Pul-i-Alam ... ⓘLowgar asbestos deposit (Loghar; Logar), Pul-i-Alam District, Logar, Afghanistan. ... ⓘAbparan asbestos deposit, Mohammad Agha District (Muhammad Agha District), Logar, Afghanistan. ...
Amiăng trắng [Chrysotile asbestos]  World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional ... Browsing Information products by Subject "Asbestos, Serpentine". 0-9. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. ...
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Serpentine group[edit]. Serpentine minerals have a sheet or layered structure. Chrysotile is the only asbestos mineral in the ... History of Asbestos,, retrieved 2016-04-07. *^ a b "Asbestos in the home booklet. Wrekin housing trust" (PDF). ... brown asbestos, white asbestos, and green asbestos.[3]. Asbestos mining existed more than 4,000 years ago, but large-scale ... Other regulated asbestos minerals, such as tremolite asbestos, CAS No. 77536-68-6, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2; actinolite asbestos, CAS ...
White serpentine asbestos was the most common forms of asbestos used in the United States, representing 95% of asbestos ... Almost no demolition takes place without inspection for white serpentine asbestos.. White serpentine asbestos has been used for ... Serpentine asbestos refers to a configuration of rocks that typically contain white asbestos fibers. These fibers are ... Prior to the dangers of asbestos being discovered, white serpentine asbestos was desirable for its water and fire proofing ...
... and chrysotile or white asbestos, all of which are commonly found in ultramafic rocks. The term "serpentine" is commonly used ... Serpentine tolerant plants are evolutionarily younger than non-serpentine plants. The heterogeneity of serpentine communities ... Caution should be taken when working in serpentine soils or when working with crushed serpentine rocks. Serpentinite most often ... They are named for minerals of the serpentine group, resulting in serpentine soils, with unusually high concentrations of iron ...
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Results for asbestos equipment from ABC, ABCOV, Air-O-Cell and other leading brands. Compare and contact a supplier serving ... CHRYSOTILE - Serpentine Asbestos. Fine, silky, flexible white Chrysotile fibers (also known as "white asbestos") make up 80% to ... asbestos sample equipment , asbestos sampling equipment , asbestos fiber equipment , sample asbestos equipment , asbestos ... asbestos removal equipment , asbestos waste equipment , asbestos particulate equipment , asbestos hazard equipment ...
The use of asbestos and exposure to it has serious health consequences. Learn more about the history of asbestos and the ... Humans have used asbestos for at least 10,000 years for just about everything. Ranging from cooking pots to insulating ... Serpentine Asbestos. Serpentine asbestos fibers appear curly or twisted when viewed under a microscope. This serpent-like ... Home / Asbestos / History of Asbestos. History of Asbestos Use. Asbestos had a long history of production and devastation ...
Chrysotile asbestos. by World Health Organization Material type: Book; Format: print Publisher: Geneva : World Health ... Chrysotile asbestos. by World Health Organization , International Programme on Chemical Safety Material type: Book; Format: ...
Serpentine group. Serpentine minerals have a sheet or layered structure. Chrysolite is the only asbestos mineral in the ... Other regulated asbestos minerals, such as tremolite asbestos, CAS No. 77536-68-6, Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2; actinolite asbestos (or ... File:Blue asbestos.jpg Blue asbestos (crocidolite) from Wittenoom, Western Australia. The ruler is 1 cm. File:Blue asbestos ( ... Asbestos in the World. *White Gold Pioneers: Asbestos Mining - The origins of asbestos mining, illustrated with many early ...
Asbestos fibers are classified by mineral structure as serpentine or amphibole.. Table 1. Types of Asbestos. Serpentine. ... There are two classes of asbestos: serpentine and amphibole.. *Asbestos is now used much less widely in the United States and ... icon.. Research showing a clear link between asbestos ... However, asbestos is still in use in some products today and asbestos remains in many older buildings [NIOSH 2011a]. ...
Professor Ian Plimer launches a climate sceptic book for school children and defends his view that chrysotile is not asbestos ... Mineralogically its a serpentine mineral. MATT PEACOCK: So its not asbestos? IAN PLIMER: It is called commercially asbestos. ... MATT PEACOCK: Called asbestos.. IAN PLIMER: A family of serpentine minerals. MATT PEACOCK: Called asbestos.. IAN PLIMER: ... The mineral chrysotile is a serpentine mineral. MATT PEACOCK: Even the asbestos industry calls it asbestos. I mean the town ...
The EPAs model overestimated the risk of asbestos-induced lung cancer by at least a factor of 10. ... We found no measurable excess risk of death due to lung cancer among women in two chrysotile-asbestos-mining regions. ... Asbestos, Serpentine / adverse effects* * Asbestos, Serpentine / analysis * Asbestosis / mortality * Dose-Response Relationship ... Nonoccupational exposure to chrysotile asbestos and the risk of lung cancer N Engl J Med. 1998 May 28;338(22):1565-71. doi: ...
What are the most important things to know about asbestos in an emergency? ... What are other names or identifying information for asbestos? What is the WHMIS 1988 classification? ... Other Names: Chrysotile, White asbestos, Serpentine asbestos. Main Uses: Historical use in industrial applications, ... Asbestos. CLOSE ALL. What are other names or identifying information for asbestos?. CAS Registry No.: 1332-21-4. ...
Chrysotile, the fibrous form of the mineral serpentine, is the best-known type and accounts for about... ... asbestos: Any of several minerals that readily separate into long, flexible fibres. ... asbestos - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up). A natural mineral fiber that is either mined or quarried, asbestos can be ... Chrysotile occurs chiefly in association with massive serpentine. After mining or quarrying, the asbestos fibre is freed by ...
New Jersey, USA serpentine. Asbestos mines of Asbestos and Black Lake in Quebec, Canada. crystalline limestones at Crestmore, ... It occurs in serpentine, in chlorite or dolomitic schists, or in crystalline limestones as an alteration product of periclase. ...
Amphibole serpentine is another type of asbestos which is commonly associated with detrimental health effects including cancer ... The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization web site states: We believe that the current California state rock, serpentine, ... Large numbers of endemic species live on serpentine soils. Serpentine is related to the rocks that hosted the gold that made ... Senate Bill 624 would remove serpentine as the California State Rock, and declare in effect that serpentine is a dangerous ...
Asbestos fibers are very durable and can tolerate ve... ... Asbestos are crystallized silicate minerals that form fibers ... Asbestos, Serpentine. A type of asbestos that occurs in nature as the dihydrate of magnesium silicate. It exists in two forms: ... Asbestos, Amosite. Asbestos, grunerite. A monoclinic amphibole form of asbestos having long fibers and a high iron content. It ... The fibers are generally brittle and cannot be spun, but are more resistant to chemicals and heat than ASBESTOS, SERPENTINE. ( ...
Learn more about fireproofing materials and asbestos exposure to these materials today. ... For many years Americans relied on asbestos for its fireproofing properties, later learning that it was dangerous and could ... Geographically, asbestos occurs all over the world. Serpentine-class asbestos is the most common natural form, and it was used ... Home / Asbestos / Products Containing Asbestos / Fireproofing Materials. Fireproofing Materials and Asbestos Exposure. Asbestos ...
Asbestos is a group of heat-resistant minerals. It is not fully banned in the U.S. and present in many products. Exposure can ... Asbestos is a group of heat-resistant minerals. It is not fully banned in the U.S. and present in many products. Exposure can ... All asbestos is fibrous. The main difference between serpentine and amphibole asbestos is fiber appearance. Serpentine fibers ... Each type belongs to the serpentine or amphibole asbestos mineral family. Chrysotile asbestos is the only serpentine type. All ...
Asbestos and benzo(a)pyrene diol epoxide (BPDE) are pulmonary carcinogens with synergistic interaction in causing lung cancer. ... Asbestos, Serpentine / toxicity*. Bronchi / cytology, drug effects*, metabolism. Cells, Cultured. Down-Regulation. Drug ... Asbestos and benzo(a)pyrene diol epoxide (BPDE) are pulmonary carcinogens with synergistic interaction in causing lung cancer. ... Gene profiling of normal human bronchial epithelial cells in response to asbestos and benzo(a)pyrene diol epoxide (BPDE).. ...
Where is chrysotile (asbestos) in serpentine stone?. Serpentine stone (magnesium iron silicate hydroxide) has a striped pattern ... There are three important mineral polymorphs of serpentine: antigorite (non-asbestos mineral), lizardite and chrysotile ( ... asbestos mineral). X-ray diffraction cannot discriminate among these polymorphs because their peaks appear at nearly the same ...
"Al-Zoning of Serpentine Aggregates in Mesh Texture Induced by Metasomatic Replacement Reactions, Journal of Petrology" on ... Mineralogical methods for identification of asbestos and their limitations . Japanese Magazine of Mineralogical and ... with Al-rich serpentine + Ca-saponite in the metasomatic zone changing to serpentine, serpentine + magnetite and serpentine + ... with Al-rich serpentine + Ca-saponite in the metasomatic zone changing to serpentine, serpentine + magnetite and serpentine + ...
Serpentine contains asbestos, a known carcinogen. Toxic materials have no place serving as emblems for the State." This ... The original intent of the designation was to promote asbestos mining, and serpentine sometimes is a host rock for the fibrous ... a group of people want to remove the designation of serpentine as our state rock. I understand their feelings about asbestos, ... but chrysotile is just one of six different forms of asbestos. It is asbestos derived from the amphibole family of minerals ...
If you have ever seen natural asbestos, it looks about like fiberglass. They are both basicaly rock. (serpentine and silicate ... Asbestos is, of course, but even in the event of very high-level exposure (which rarely happens anymore in this country), it ... Granted I feel one day they will outlaw fiber glass the same way they did asbestos ... Hey fireboy,did you miss that part?. Oh ... asbestos stays in the lungs because it forms little hooks that burrow into your flesh, and it is extreamly difficult for cillia ...
  • First group is only one type: chrysotile asbestos. (
  • [4] Tremolite often contaminates chrysotile asbestos, thus creating an additional hazard. (
  • Mortality among women in 2 chrysotile-asbestos-mining areas of the province of Quebec was compared with mortality among women in 60 control areas, and age-standardized mortality ratios were derived. (
  • We found no measurable excess risk of death due to lung cancer among women in two chrysotile-asbestos-mining regions. (
  • Analysis of percent chrysotile asbestos in bulk samples. (
  • Chrysotile asbestos is the only serpentine type. (
  • We used Affymetrix microarrays to study gene modulation in vitro using normal human bronchial epithelial cells exposed to chrysotile asbestos and/or BPDE for 4 or 24 h. (
  • Serpentinite is a rock that sometimes has chrysotile asbestos in it. (
  • It sometimes contains the fibrous mineral form called chrysotile asbestos, but chrysotile is just one of six different forms of asbestos. (
  • Serpentine asbestos is sometimes called white asbestos or chrysotile asbestos. (
  • Chrysotile asbestos is currently the most commonly used form of asbestos in the world. (
  • Bulk quarry samples analyzed at the time of resurfacing contained 1 to 10 percent chrysotile- asbestos (12001295). (
  • Serpentine rock (chrysotile-asbestos mine tailings) is the source of raw material. (
  • Among modern forms of asbestos found in consumer or industrial products, chrysotile asbestos is in the serpentine group and tremolite, amosite, crocidolite, actinolite and anthophyllite are in the amphibole group. (
  • Chrysotile asbestos is the most commonly seen form, and is usually used for textiles and commercial products. (
  • Chrysotile asbestos material - between 40 percent and 70 percent - was found in the shim material interfacing the metal guardrails of the concrete bridges. (
  • The California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board reported serpentine materials used in roads contain chrysotile asbestos. (
  • White asbestos , also called chrysotile asbestos or serpentine asbestos , is one of the six types of asbestos . (
  • Amphibole asbestos fibers are generally brittle and often have a rod- or needle-like shape, whereas chrysotile asbestos fibers are flexible and curved. (
  • In mountainous areas of the northeast portion of the state, above Spokane in the Okanogan highlands and central Cascades, chrysotile asbestos is present in serpentine rock deposits. (
  • Chrysotile asbestos, with its curly fibers, is in the serpentine family of minerals. (
  • Chrysotile - Chrysotile asbestos is the most common form of asbestos used and it the only kind that is categorized as serpentine asbestos because if its curly fibers. (
  • Chrysotile asbestos is believed by some to be the most dangerous form of asbestos, as it has long, thin fibers which scientists believe allows them to remain in the lung tissue better than the shorter fibers of amphibole forms. (
  • The USGS reports that as late as 2003, 4,650 tons of chrysotile asbestos was used in the United States. (
  • The deposit consists of chrysotile asbestos in the dunite. (
  • Straight, brittle Amosite fibers, light gray to pale brown (also known as "brown asbestos") are most commonly used in thermal system insulation and the second most prevalent type of asbestos found in building materials. (
  • Asbestos includes chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite asbestos , anthophyllite asbestos , actinolite asbestos , and any of these minerals that has been chemically treated and/or altered. (
  • Amosite , CAS No. 12172-73-5, is a trade name for the amphiboles belonging to the Cummingtonite - Grunerite solid solution series, commonly from Africa , named as an acronym from Asbestos Mines of South Africa. (
  • MATT PEACOCK: Amphibole like crocidolite and amosite, but chrysotile is part of the family called asbestos. (
  • Asbestos includes chrysotile, cummingtonite-grunerite asbestos (amosite), anthophyllite asbestos, tremolite asbestos, crocidolite, actinolite asbestos and any of these minerals which have been chemically treated or altered. (
  • Amosite, a variety of the silicate mineral cummingtonite, which is a source of asbestos (see cummingtonite). (
  • The commercial production of amosite, or "brown" asbestos, ended within the last decade and this type of asbestos is no longer mined. (
  • The three most commonly used types of asbestos fibres are chrysotile (95% of all usage), crocidolite and amosite. (
  • Chrysotile has been the most commonly used form of asbestos, followed by crocidolite, amosite and anthophyllite. (
  • Amosite (brown asbestos) and Crocidolite (blue asbestos) are amphiboles and the largest deposits were found in South Africa and Australia. (
  • The three most common types of asbestos are: a) chrysotile b) amosite, and c) crocidolite. (
  • As an acronym for the Asbestos Mines of South Africa, Amosite is the second most prevalent type of asbestos found in building materials. (
  • Amosite is also known as "brown asbestos. (
  • Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals (amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and the fibrous varieties of tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite) that occur naturally in the environment. (
  • Amosite - Amosite asbestos or "brown" asbestos is typically identified by its brown color and straight fibers. (
  • Because if its use in many insulation products, the EPA classified amosite as the second most used type of asbestos in the United States. (
  • [ 1 ] Based on the fiber structure and chemical composition, asbestos fibers are divided into two categories: serpentine (chrysotile) and amphibole (crocidolite, amosite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite). (
  • Crocidolite, or blue asbestos, is one of the more common types of amphibole asbestos present in buildings, along with amosite asbestos, which is also known as brown asbestos. (
  • [2] They are commonly known by their colors, as blue asbestos , brown asbestos , white asbestos , and green asbestos . (
  • Serpentine asbestos refers to a configuration of rocks that typically contain white asbestos fibers. (
  • Fine, silky, flexible white Chrysotile fibers (also known as "white asbestos") make up 80% to 90% of all asbestos contained in buildings in the United States. (
  • More precisely, serpentine soil contains minerals of the serpentine subgroup, especially antigorite, lizardite, and chrysotile or white asbestos, all of which are commonly found in ultramafic rocks. (
  • Professor Plimer also argues that white asbestos, known as chrysotile, is not really asbestos, and three years ago he even asserted that it was not a carcinogen. (
  • Contains chrysotile or soft (white) asbestos. (
  • About 95% of asbestos found in buildings is white asbestos. (
  • The most popular type of asbestos that is mined for its commercial value is Chrysotile (white asbestos) which is found in serpentine rock and mined extensively in Canada. (
  • Chrysotile, also known as "white asbestos" and a member of the Serpentine mineral group is the most common. (
  • Chrysotile is commonly known as 'white asbestos' or named for its natural color. (
  • Chrysotile, also known as white asbestos, accounts for ovr 90% of asbestos use because it is more flexible and has longer, thinner fibers than amphibole varieties. (
  • There were dire warnings about health risks from long-term exposure to asbestos fibers. (
  • Heavy industrial exposure to asbestos causes lung cancer and mesothelioma, but it remains unknown whether much lower environmental exposure to asbestos also causes these cancers. (
  • Nevertheless, regulatory agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have assessed the risk of lung cancer by extrapolating known risks from past industrial exposure to asbestos to today's much lower environmental asbestos levels (roughly 100,000 times lower). (
  • We also tested the EPA's model for predicting the risk of asbestos-induced lung cancer in a population of women with relatively high levels of nonoccupational exposure to asbestos. (
  • With the help of an expert panel, we estimated past exposure to asbestos among women in the mining areas and used these data with the EPA's model to predict the relative risk of lung cancer. (
  • 0.05), suggesting that there were between 0 and 6.5 excess deaths from lung cancer among the women with nonoccupational exposure to asbestos. (
  • Once these health risks were firmly documented in the 1970s, regulatory agencies in the United States and other developed nations began placing tight restrictions on workers' exposure to asbestos in industrial plants. (
  • While exposure to asbestos is the most clearly-defined cause of mesothelioma, researchers have identified several mesothelioma risk factors that could increase the chances of someone developing the cancer. (
  • Exposure to asbestos products , and development of diseases like mesothelioma, has occurred for millions of workers in industries such as boilermaking, pipefitting, construction, shipyard trades, and many, many others. (
  • Inhalation exposure to asbestos causes malignant as well as non-malignant diseases of the chest. (
  • In the past, high exposure to asbestos dust occurred in the manufacturing of asbestos textiles, building construction, shipbuilding industries and as contaminant in vermiculite. (
  • That said, they don't have a typical desk job, and the danger of exposure to asbestos is generally higher than for many other professions because civil engineers are involved in the demolition, repair and construction of city infrastructure - and materials used in these structures have historically contained a great deal of asbestos. (
  • Years ago, very few contractors knew or understood the dangerous of exposure to asbestos. (
  • All of this invites additional opportunity for exposure to asbestos for civil engineers. (
  • Both the medical and scientific communities worldwide generally agree that there are no safe types of asbestos and that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. (
  • Breathlessness, in particular, was also associated with age, pleural abnormality and increased cumulative exposure to asbestos fibres. (
  • It may take 20 to 30 years after exposure to asbestos before mesothelioma develops. (
  • Thus, the danger of exposure to asbestos continues to exist in schools, and some exposure actually may have increased due to the lack of Federal standards and improper response action. (
  • 4) Because there are no Federal standards whatsoever regulating daily exposure to asbestos in other public and commercial buildings, persons in addition to those comprising the Nation's school population may be exposed daily to asbestos. (
  • This is why most mesothelioma cases are due to occupational exposure to asbestos. (
  • Exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of asbestosis, lung cancer , mesothelioma , and other cancers (see Question 3 ). (
  • What are the health hazards of exposure to asbestos? (
  • This risk is thought to result from exposure to asbestos fibers brought into the home on the shoes, clothing, skin, and hair of workers. (
  • There is a lot of exposure to asbestos in the construction industry (Safety). (
  • Chrysotile, antigorite, and lizardite are three of the primary serpentine minerals . (
  • There are many other serpentine minerals, most of which are rare. (
  • Serpentine group minerals have similar physical properties and form by similar processes. (
  • Serpentine minerals form where peridotite , dunite, and other ultramafic rocks undergo hydrothermal metamorphism. (
  • During hydrothermal metamorphism, olivine and pyroxene minerals are transformed into or are replaced by serpentine minerals. (
  • Some of the metamorphic rocks produced here are composed almost entirely of serpentine minerals. (
  • They are often the source of valuable minerals that might include magnetite , chromite , chrysoprase , jade , and serpentine. (
  • Most serpentine minerals are monoclinic. (
  • Other amphibole particles that have aspect ratios greater than 3:1 and elemental compositions similar to the asbestos minerals may interfere in the TEM analysis. (
  • Asbestos is the generic name given to a commercially and legally defined group of six naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals that have been widely used in commercial products. (
  • Many of these minerals are not included in the legal definition of asbestos and are not regulated. (
  • Asbestos is a group of fibrous silicate minerals. (
  • IAN PLIMER: A family of serpentine minerals. (
  • IAN PLIMER: Whereas asbestos minerals are amphibole minerals. (
  • Asbestos , any of several minerals that readily separate into long, flexible fibres. (
  • Asbestos are crystallized silicate minerals that form fibers with different structures and characteristics. (
  • Asbestos is a group of naturally-occurring, non-combustible silicate minerals composed of glass-like fibers. (
  • Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals made up of thin, microscopic fibers. (
  • It is asbestos derived from the amphibole family of minerals that is proven to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer. (
  • Minerals important in asbestos analysis include cummingtonite-grunerite, crocidolite, tremolite-actinolite and anthophyllite. (
  • Asbestos: A term for naturally occurring fibrous minerals. (
  • Serpentine: A mineral family consisting of minerals with the general composition Mg(3)(Si(2)O(5)(OH)(4) having the magnesium in brucite layer over a silicate layer. (
  • Minerals important in asbestos analysis included in this family are chrysotile, lizardite, antigorite. (
  • Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have been widely used because they're durable and resist high heat. (
  • Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire and electricity. (
  • Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals. (
  • any of the fibrous amphibole and serpentine minerals, esp chrysotile and tremolite, that are incombustible and resistant to chemicals. (
  • Asbestos refers to a family of naturally occurring minerals found in soil worldwide. (
  • Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals from mixture of calcium magnesium, iron, and sodium exploited commercially for their desirable physical properties, particularly their resistance to heat and burning. (
  • Asbestos is a generic name given to six needle-shaped minerals that have been used in commercial products. (
  • Chrysotile is a serpentine group mineral and the other five are amphibole group minerals. (
  • For more information on asbestos and other mineral resources, visit . (
  • Serpentine is a complex of 20+ closely related minerals. (
  • Some of the minerals in the complex have asbestos in them. (
  • But the real hope is that this early work allows them to figure out how to effectively and affordably dig up minerals, potentially including asbestos, specifically for the purpose of drawing down vast amounts of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. (
  • Asbestos (the name originating from a Greek word meaning "inextinguishable) is the commercial name given to a set of six natural silicate minerals. (
  • The inherent characteristics of the long thin fibrous crystals found in these minerals caused asbestos fibre to gain popularity in various industries at the turn of the 19th century. (
  • There are two distinct groups of minerals that can crystallize as asbestos fibre namely serpentine and amphibole. (
  • Asbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals that have been mined for their useful properties, such as thermal insulation, chemical and thermal stability, and high tensile strength. (
  • Asbestos differs from other minerals in its crystal development. (
  • Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of minerals that can only be identified under a microscope. (
  • Asbestos minerals are divided into two groups -- serpentine and amphibole. (
  • The distinction between groups is based upon its crystalline structure -- serpentine minerals have a sheet or layered structure, amphiboles have a chain-like crystal structure. (
  • One of these, namely chrysotile, belongs to the serpentine family of minerals, while all of the others belong to the amphibole family. (
  • Asbestos minerals consist of thin, separable fibers that have a parallel arrangement. (
  • However, because they are not fibrous, they are not classified as asbestos minerals. (
  • Asbestos can still be found today and there have been several other minerals which also pose a threat to those who breathe in the fibers. (
  • Although various types and quantities of asbestiform minerals can be found in practically all of the individual peridotite bodies throughout the area, the most important commercial deposits occur as anthophyllite asbestos associated with altered bodies in the Toxaway area of Jackson and Transylvania counties and in the Spruce Pine area of Yancey and Avery counties. (
  • Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers (see Question 1 ). (
  • Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers which can be separated into thin threads. (
  • Asbestos is the term for a heterogeneous group of natural fiber minerals composed of hydrated magnesium silicates. (
  • Prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious and fatal illnesses including lung cancer , mesothelioma , and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis ). (
  • Amphibole serpentine is another type of asbestos which is commonly associated with detrimental health effects including cancer and asbestosis. (
  • Inhalation of dust containing asbestos results in a process of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis called asbestosis. (
  • Asbestosis is long term inflammation and scarring of the lungs due to asbestos fibers . (
  • Asbestosis is caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. (
  • The signs and symptoms of asbestosis typically manifest after a significant amount of time has passed following asbestos exposure, often several decades under current conditions in the US. (
  • The cause of asbestosis is the inhalation of microscopic asbestos mineral fibers suspended in the air. (
  • Asbestosis is the scarring of lung tissue (beginning around terminal bronchioles and alveolar ducts and extending into the alveolar walls) resulting from the inhalation of asbestos fibers. (
  • Asbestosis, also called white lung, lung disease that is caused by the prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibres. (
  • Breathing asbestos can lead to a variety of cancerous and noncancerous diseases, including lung cancer and asbestosis. (
  • In the lung parenchyma the needle-like asbestos fibres illicit a chronic low level inflammatory reaction with neutrophils and macrophages releasing compounds that damage lung parenchyma and eventually lead to asbestosis 2 . (
  • If you inhale large quantities of asbestos over several years, you could develop asbestosis which progressively makes breathing more difficult, or develop pleural plaques which make it difficult to evaluate lung x-rays. (
  • [1] It is considered by experts to be less dangerous than the other types of asbestos, but it is still a major health hazard and exposure can cause cancer and asbestosis . (
  • According to the WHO it is estimated that 107,000 people die annually from asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer. (
  • 3 A number of previous studies have shown that asbestos mining and milling increases the probability of asbestosis and pleural abnormalities, with variable consequences on lung function. (
  • When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can become trapped in the lungs and can result in future development of diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. (
  • Every kind of asbestos causes cancer and every kind of asbestos can cause asbestosis. (
  • Asbestosis is a progressive disease which may develop fully in 7 to 9 years and may cause death as early as 13 years after the first exposure (Asbestos). (
  • Asbestosis represents a significant respiratory problem despite the improvement in the workplace hygiene and a decrease in use of asbestos. (
  • Even as the use of asbestos has decreased in many industrial countries, the mortality from asbestosis has increased steadily and currently represents the most common cause of death due to pneumoconiosis in the United States. (
  • Asbestos exposure is associated with a wide spectrum of pleuropulmonary disorders including asbestosis (Figs 1 and 2), pleural fibrosis (plaques or diffuse thickening) (Fig. 3), nonmalignant pleural effusion, airflow obstruction and malignancies (bronchogenic carcinoma and malignant pleural mesothelioma - Fig. 4). (
  • Most forms of asbestos are typically brown, blue, green or grey when naturally occurring. (
  • White serpentine asbestos was the most common forms of asbestos used in the United States, representing 95% of asbestos products. (
  • All forms of asbestos are fibrillar in that they are composed of fibers with widths less than 1 micrometre that occur in bundles and have very long lengths. (
  • Over 3,000 asbestos products made from the 1920s to the 1980s contained different forms of asbestos. (
  • All forms of asbestos fibers are responsible for human disease as they are able to penetrate deeply into the lungs. (
  • As with all forms of asbestos, actinolite is a known carcinogen that can cause mesothelioma cancer. (
  • All forms of asbestos are hazardous, and all can cause cancer, but amphibole forms of asbestos are considered to be somewhat more hazardous to health than chrysotile. (
  • There are two forms of Asbestos: Serpentine and Amphilbole. (
  • Amphibole forms of asbestos may pose a greater health risk than the Chrysotile forms of asbestos may pose a greater health risk than the Chrysotile forms of asbestos may pose a greater health risk than the echrysotile form because they are more rigid and less soluble, causing the eparticles to penentrate th lung tissue and remain within the tissue for a longer duration. (
  • Crocidolite was not as heat resistant as other forms of asbestos, so it was not as desirable. (
  • Tremolite - Tremolite asbestos is also considered one of the most deadly forms of asbestos due to its very sharp, thin, needle-like fibers that can be easily inhaled. (
  • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS ) explains that there are over 65 additional forms of chemically-distinct amphibole forms of asbestos that are not used commercially as asbestos. (
  • Its greater availability and more widely distributed natural deposits also led to its more common use than other forms of asbestos. (
  • And chrysotile, while dangerous if it gets into the lungs as small particles, is not the most dangerous form of asbestos fibers. (
  • At one time, however, it was the second-most commonly used form of asbestos and, as a result, many individuals were exposed to it during its peak use. (
  • That includes the most common form of asbestos, chrysotile , a serpentine mineral laced throughout the mountain (serpentine is California's state rock). (
  • However, the most common form of asbestos, chrysotile, may have some minor mineral loss in acidic environments. (
  • Additionally, because its use is the most wide-spread, more people suffer from asbestos related diseases from contact with chrysotile than any other form of asbestos. (
  • These components make it the most deadly form of asbestos. (
  • Even though this form of asbestos was not used as much as others, it caused an irreparable amount of damage to those who mined it. (
  • As the material spends more time in these tissues, the chances of developing disease also increase, meaning the less soluble amphibole form of asbestos might be more dangerous. (
  • serpentine micro powder grinding mill serpentine commonly forms shapeless masses or sometimes the fibers that make the safe form of asbestos. (
  • For example, in 1973 the EPA banned the use of spray-on building insulation and fireproofing containing more than 1 percent asbestos under authority of the Clean Air Act [EPA 2013] external icon . (
  • [2] This type of asbestos, like all asbestos, is hazardous. (
  • Blue asbestos is commonly thought of as the most dangerous type of asbestos (see above and below). (
  • Chrysotile, the most common type of asbestos and only kind that is still mined, was the most widely used in the world's developed countries. (
  • Chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos in the United States and has been mined in various locations in the United States. (
  • As the only member of the serpentine group, Chrysotile (A, B) is the most common type of asbestos found in buildings. (
  • Chrysotile, the only mineral in the serpentine group, is the most commonly used type of asbestos and accounts for approximately 95% of the asbestos found in buildings in the United States. (
  • Chrysotile is the only type of asbestos in the serpentine category, while the remaining five types belong in the amphibole category. (
  • Since this type of asbestos was rarer, it wasn't used commercially. (
  • Tremolite is the type of asbestos that can be found in vermiculite, which is a type of magnesium aluminum silicate material that expands when heated and used in a construction and agriculture. (
  • The name for this type of asbestos is chrysotile and the USGS explains about 96 percent of worldwide asbestos production and consumption between 1900 and 2003 is made up of this form. (
  • Blue asbestos (crocidolite). (
  • Next, there is Crocidolite or "blue asbestos," which is an asbestos found in specialized high temperature applications. (
  • Crocidolite , 'blue asbestos' is also an amphibole. (
  • Crocidolite - Crocidolite or "blue asbestos" is part of the amphibole family. (
  • In towns like Wittenoom, Australia, almost 18 percent of those who mined the blue asbestos died from asbestos cancer, and its airborne fibers caused Wittenoom to be completely taken off the map. (
  • There are two groups of asbestos in mineralogical regard: serpentines and amphiboles. (
  • Some non-asbestos amphibole m inerals may give electron diffraction patterns similar to asbestos amphiboles. (
  • It is the amphiboles that are responsible for the majority of asbestos related diseases 2 . (
  • The fibers can be curved (serpentine asbestos, or chrysotile) or straight, "needle-like" fibers (the amphiboles). (
  • Serpentines have a sheet or layered structure where amphiboles have a chain-like structure. (
  • The other types of asbestos, which all have rod-like fibers, are known as amphiboles. (
  • Asbestos use continued to grow through most of the 20th century until public knowledge (acting through courts and legislatures) of the health hazards of asbestos dust outlawed asbestos in mainstream construction and fireproofing in most countries. (
  • Class IV asbestos work means maintenance and custodial activities during which employees contact but do not disturb ACM or PACM and activities to clean up dust, waste and debris resulting from Class I, II, and III activities. (
  • Asbestos is linked to an array of human health conditions such as mesothelioma from long time exposure of breathing in the dust particles. (
  • When possible, avoid generation of asbestos dust into the air. (
  • Needle or filamentous shaped dust is released when working with asbestos. (
  • These desirable properties made asbestos a very widely used material, and its use continued to grow throughout most of the 20th century until the carcinogenic effects of asbestos dust caused its effective demise as a mainstream construction and fireproofing material in most countries. (
  • :284-290 Basically, when an unfortunate person inhales asbestos dust, microscopic mineral fibers become trapped in their lungs and cause inflammation, scarring, and eventually genetic damage to the body's cells. (
  • Dust exposure in asbestos processing. (
  • The results of the surveys indicated that asbestos dust concentration as measured by the membrane filter method was generally below the existing emergency standard of an 8- hour time-weighted average airborne concentration of 5 fibers/ml for fibers greater than 5 microns in length, as set by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. (
  • El Dorado County Air Quality Management rule 223-2 requires activities to reduce asbestos dust created from earth moving activities. (
  • Asbestos exposure occurs primarily through inhalation of fibrous dust. (
  • In 1966 Ted Pysden from James Hardie said a newspaper article about asbestos was - 'merely one of many reports of world studies which have been conducted since 1935 when the association between exposure to dust and carcinoma of the lung, mesothelioma of the pleura, tumour of the bladder and uterus and other fatal complaints was first recognised … The only preventive action is to eliminate the presence of dust. (
  • Although there have been no new uses for asbestos since the late 1970s, civil engineers who worked with construction material prior to that were likely regularly exposed to the toxic dust. (
  • Many civil engineers are still exposed to asbestos dust when conducting repair and demolition work of older structures. (
  • Asbestos: when the dust settles an imaging review of asbestos-related disease. (
  • I'm surprised if the developer tried to skimp on the asbestos and other toxic dust mitigation because that's pretty easy to control with water trucks and other methods. (
  • Progressive improvement in occupational hygiene in a developing country is likely to reduce the risk of non-malignant consequences of dust inhalation in asbestos miners and millers. (
  • Asbestos fiber masses tend to break easily into a dust composed of tiny particles that can float in the air and stick to clothes. (
  • The re-discovery of asbestos-related diseases was forgotten about for several years due to the emergence of silicosis (a lung disease caused by silica dust inhalation). (
  • Friable asbestos" is a term used to describe asbestos fibers which can be converted to dust when pressure is applied to them. (
  • The environmental firm CH2M Hill was contracted to monitor asbestos levels in the dust. (
  • Amphibole asbestos is often called blue or brown asbestos. (
  • Anthophyllite asbestos, also known as "brown" asbestos, is composed predominantly of iron and magnesium. (
  • Of the amphibole subclass, brown asbestos can be found in many talc mines and has been associated with some respiratory disorders. (
  • Anthophyllite, a gray-brown asbestos, is mined mainly in Finland and Actinolite, a dark green asbestos, has rarely been used commercially. (
  • Asbestos is a mineral which is made up of minute fibres measuring less than 3 microns long by 1 micron thick. (
  • Asbestos is naturally occurring mineral fibres with specific physical and chemical qualities. (
  • Inhalation of asbestos fibres can also lead to four types of non-cancerous abnormalities in the lining of the chest cavity (pleura). (
  • Shorter fibres are used in such products as paper, millboard, and asbestos-cement building materials. (
  • Asbestos' brittle, smooth-surfaced fibres are difficult to spin, tending to slip past each other unless blended with a rough-surfaced fibre, such as cotton , which typically makes up 10-25 percent of the blend. (
  • Reports of the harmful effects of asbestos fibres on human health caused increasing concern beginning in the 1970s, however. (
  • The two major classes of asbestos fibres are called serpentine and amphibole (see diagram above). (
  • This means that in Australia industry is recycling and returning (selling) asbestos fibres back into the community as a small proportion (unintended but known) of fill such as in various grades of gravel. (
  • INTRODUCTION: The presence of asbestos fibres (AFs) in drinking water could be linked with gastrointestinal cancers. (
  • Employees in many different industries other than the asbestos mining industry were exposed to asbestos fibres. (
  • Taking into consideration that in the United States alone 10,000 people die each year as a direct result of exposure to the deadly asbestos fibres it is unconceivable why a country would continue the use or mining of this product. (
  • The best advice to anyone who has been, is, or may in the future be, exposed to asbestos fibres, particularly if the exposure is for a prolonged period of time, is to educate oneself with regards to the prevention of asbestos exposure. (
  • The level of friability determines the amount of asbestos fibres that can be released into the atmosphere and cause health problems when people inhale these fibres. (
  • Serpentine class fibers are curly. (
  • Other fibers will be similar to needles, while the versatile white serpentine is curly and easily manipulated. (
  • Serpentine fibers are long, curly and pliable. (
  • There are two types of fibers: amphibole (thin and straight) and serpentine (curly). (
  • Serpentine asbestos is noted for its "curly" fibers and accounts for 95% of all asbestos used. (
  • The serpentine group is asbestos which forms somewhat curly fibers which are long and supple. (
  • Serpentine fibers are curly and less harmful to the human body, because they are easier to flush out. (
  • Serpentine is a variety of asbestos thats structure is layered with curly fibers. (
  • The curly fibers are not as easy to inhale and because of this, some think that chrysotile is "safer" than other types of asbestos. (
  • Its chemical compound is mostly magnesium and is similar to tremolite asbestos. (
  • The vermiculite that was contaminated with tremolite asbestos caused hundreds of deaths in the town of Libby, Montana - a town specifically known for its vermiculite mines. (
  • Anthophyllite and tremolite asbestos account for less than one percent of the production and consumption, seeing rare commercial use. (
  • What is White Serpentine Asbestos Fiber? (
  • Aside from fabric, most other uses of white serpentine fiber included spray-able insulation. (
  • Serpentine (chrysotile) has a sheetlike silicate anion which is curved, and rolls up like a carpet to form the fiber. (
  • These fibrils are arranged in parallel and a single microscopically-observed asbestos fiber can represent multiple fibrils that have not separated. (
  • A natural mineral fiber that is either mined or quarried, asbestos can be spun, woven, or felted, almost like cotton and wool. (
  • There are two asbestos fiber classifications. (
  • The main difference between serpentine and amphibole asbestos is fiber appearance. (
  • Asbestos Fiber: A fiber of asbestos meeting the criteria for a fiber. (
  • Two of six current samples contained asbestos at concentrations of 0.17 and 0.18 fiber per cubic centimeter (f/cc), length greater than 5 micrometers (microm). (
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  • Global asbestos consumption has declined significantly since the 1970s, when product manufacturers began using asbestos substitutes, such as aramid fiber, cellulose fiber, polyvinyl alcohol fibers or wollastonite, and alternative products, such as aluminum siding, ductile iron and polyvinyl chloride pipe, fiberglass shingles, metallic disk brake pads and mineral wool insulation. (
  • Asbestos' ore form will initially divide in visible stands, fiber bundles, and individual fibers. (
  • Along with the material's ability to penetrate lung tissue, another important factor in the development of asbestos-related disease is the length of time the fiber resides in the body. (
  • Despite the severity of asbestos-related diseases, the material has extremely widespread use in many areas. (
  • White serpentine asbestos has been used for centuries but the health effects were typically not known, especially as the lung diseases associated with asbestos would only arise almost 40 years after the initial exposure. (
  • Research showing a clear link between asbestos exposure and various serious diseases has resulted in increased regulation of asbestos and high burdens of corporate liability due to cessation of asbestos mining in the United States in 2002 and the dramatic decline in commercial use of imported asbestos in the United States since the late 1970s. (
  • It has a crystalline form that is called asbestos, but this particular form is not the one that is clearly linked to mesothelioma and other diseases. (
  • However, in the 1980s, the general public became aware of the grave dangers of asbestos exposure and its link to deadly diseases like mesothelioma. (
  • The severity of asbestos-related diseases, the material's extremely widespread use in many areas of life, its continuing long term use after harmful health effects were known or suspected, and fact that asbestos-related diseases can emerge decades after exposure ceases, have resulted in asbestos litigation becoming the longest, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history and a significant legal issue in many other countries. (
  • Amphibole asbestos consists of needle-like fibers that researchers consider to be more dangerous because it can take less exposure to lead to mesothelioma or other diseases. (
  • :294 and various other diseases, See the Wikipedia article on Asbestos-related diseases . (
  • When exposure exceeds this background environmental level, however - as is often the case for workers exposed to asbestos in their job environments - the progression of asbestos-related diseases such as asbestos cancer and mesothelioma is generally rapid and deadly. (
  • The tragic consequence of this use of asbestos has been a terrible toll of asbestos-related diseases, with the worst being malignant mesothelioma . (
  • Despite major awareness and enormous effort to control exposure, asbestos related diseases will continue because of disease latency and ongoing exposure. (
  • In this chapter, the focus on two major diseases related to asbestos: pleural plaques and malignant mesothelioma. (
  • Asbestos exposure can cause a variety of respiratory as well as non-respiratory diseases. (
  • Chest imaging including high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is essential for differentiating among most of asbestos associated diseases. (
  • Other goals include becoming a united voice for all asbestos victims and educating the public as well as the medical community on asbestos related diseases. (
  • Although it is known that the risk to workers increases with heavier exposure and longer exposure time, investigators have found asbestos-related diseases in individuals with only brief exposures. (
  • Generally, those who develop asbestos-related diseases show no signs of illness for a long time after their first exposure. (
  • Not all workers exposed to asbestos will develop diseases related to their exposure. (
  • The risk of developing asbestos-related diseases varies with the type of industry in which the exposure occurred and with the extent of the exposure. (
  • The affected workers affected by asbestos diseases, brought $300 million in lawsuits against their employers (History). (
  • Diseases caused by asbestos have a long latency period, usually taking ten to forty years before showing any symptoms of the disease (What Is Asbestos? (
  • This review summarizes newer evidence and ongoing controversies that exist in the literature regarding asbestos-related parenchymal and airway diseases. (
  • Because of these common asbestos uses, the most common victims of related diseases are mechanics, construction workers, and those who have worked in shipyards . (
  • Asbestos is a mineral that has been utilized in thousands of products, but exposure to the toxin can cause mesothelioma and other diseases. (
  • Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases since at least the 1920s, though that didn't slow down use of the mineral. (
  • Throughout this same time period, the connection between asbestos exposure and cancer risk became more clear, as more reports of mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases flooded in. (
  • An unnatural increase in fluid around the lungs, which is often a precursor to other asbestos-related diseases. (
  • Thickened areas on the pleura's surface, which can often be a symptom of other asbestos diseases. (
  • While some of these asbestos diseases, like pleural thickening and pleural plaques, are not considered deadly and can be managed like a chronic disease, mesothelioma has an average prognosis of just 12 to 21 months . (
  • We now know that the vermiculite from Libby contained asbestos. (
  • The sites that processed Libby vermiculite will be evaluated by (1) identifying ways that people could have been exposed to asbestos in the past or ways that people could be exposed now, and (2) determining whether the exposures represent a public health hazard. (
  • RATIONALE: Studying samples of body fluid and blood from patients who have been exposed to asbestos or vermiculite in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that may occu. (
  • Asbestos deposits can be found around natural talc and vermiculite deposits. (
  • As a result, talc and vermiculite can become contaminated with asbestos fibers. (
  • The vermiculite mines in Libby, Montana were contaminated with asbestos, affecting thousands of residents. (
  • MA DEP has requirements for asbestos containing waste material (ACWM) for specific materials (vermiculite) containing 1% asbestos or less. (
  • In addition to manufacturing facilities being a source for asbestos exposure, the EPA reported that as many as 33 different locations throughout Washington received approximately 981 shipments of asbestos-containing vermiculite from a Libby, Montana mine. (
  • Vermiculite is an ore that can contain asbestos as a contaminant. (
  • Ca(2)(Mg,Fe)(5)Si(8)O(22)(OH)(2) Anthophyllite asbestos. (
  • This report contains the results of a detailed investigation of geology and mineral dressing characteristics of the anthophyllite asbestos de-posits in North Carolina and should be of value to those interested in the economic development of these deposits. (
  • Photomicrographs of typical anthophyllite asbestos ores and related rocks 53 2. (
  • Photomicrographs of typical anthophyllite asbestos ores and related rocks 55 3. (
  • and contact relationships at the Newdale and Blue Rock mines, Yancey County, North Carolina 59 Vll Anthophyllite Asbestos in North Carolina by Stephen G. Conrad, William F. Wilson and Eldon P. Allen ABSTRACT Asbestos deposits in North Carolina are associated with a group of basic magnesian rocks com-monly referred to as peridotites. (
  • Based on the arrangement of the fibers in respect to the wall rock and to each other, three types of anthophyllite asbestos ore are recognized. (
  • Anthophyllite - Anthophyllite asbestos is usually brown and yellow in color and its make-up of long sharp fibers places it in the amphibole category of asbestos. (
  • The invention relates to blends containing polypropylene and anthophyllite asbestos. (
  • Appellant has discovered that anthophyllite asbestos accelerates the oxidative degradation to a far lesser extent than do other asbestos. (
  • 1. As a new composition of matter, a blend of crystalline polypropylene and anthophyllite asbestos, wherein the weight percent of asbestos is from 10% to 85%, together with a small but effective amount of an inhibitor against thermal and oxidative degradation. (
  • The preferred composition, however, comprises phenol-formaldehyde condensation resin with anthophyllite asbestos which has been chemically treated to eliminate acid soluble metallic constituents. (
  • In the 1970s, following enactment of various laws that established Federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with missions to protect the environment, the general public, workers, and consumers, some uses of asbestos began to be banned or otherwise regulated. (
  • By the 1970s Quebec in Canada and the Urals region of the Soviet Union were the major sources of asbestos fibre, and the United States led the world in the manufacture of asbestos products. (
  • Asbestos mining in the United States reached its height in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (
  • Asbestos mining reached a peak in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (
  • [11] Nonetheless, the asbestos industry attempted to cover up the risks of asbestos into the 1970s [12] (sounds familiar, doesn't it? (
  • Structures that date back to the 1970s almost undoubtedly contain some level of asbestos. (
  • Peak production of asbestos in the United States was over 299 million pounds/year in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (
  • This is especially apparent today, when people who worked with installing asbestos as insulation and other materials in the 1970s are just now coming to realize that they are developing cancer at alarming rates. (
  • Companies have paid an estimated $70 billion in asbestos-related settlements and legal costs since the 1970s. (
  • In the mid 1970s, other materials containing asbestos were banned. (
  • From the 1930s through the late 1970s, asbestos use skyrocketed throughout the United States and the world, putting millions of people at risk of exposure. (
  • The inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including mesothelioma . (
  • Asbestos inhalation has been frequently associated with structural and respiratory functional abnormalities. (
  • Designed for general awareness, this video explains what asbestos is, where it is found, and how to reduce exposure to this carcinogen. (
  • Asbestos, a human carcinogen, should be handled in a hood [4]. (
  • Asbestos is a carcinogen. (
  • Asbestos is a known carcinogen and the risk of developing lung cancer can be multiplicative with use of cigarette smoking. (
  • Although asbestos is a known carcinogen the United States has as yet not banned asbestos and Canada continues to mine and export asbestos to developing countries. (
  • Asbestos is known for being a potent carcinogen, that is, a cancer-causing substance, and is a serious health hazard. (
  • Although it is a known carcinogen, asbestos is not banned in about 70% of the world. (
  • Since the mid 1980s, many uses of asbestos are banned in many countries. (
  • Since asbestos fibers may cause harmful health effects in people who are exposed, all new uses of asbestos have been banned in the United States by the EPA. (
  • Please see the toxicological profile for more information on the properties and uses of asbestos. (
  • The following tables show land and water releases of asbestos by major U.S. industries as well as contemporary uses of asbestos. (
  • There are several uses of asbestos, particularly in the realm of duct and pipe insulation, insulation in buildings , as well as in ceiling and wall panels. (
  • While the uses of asbestos in America today are much more limited, the toxin can still be found in thousands of older homes , buildings and schools built before 1980. (
  • It is a simple model designed for sampling of asbestos, lead and other airborne contaminates. (
  • Asbestos24™ is a simple 24 hour test which measures airborne asbestos as well as PM10 and PM2.5 particles. (
  • Critical barrier means one or more layers of plastic sealed over all openings into a work area or any other similarly placed physical barrier sufficient to prevent airborne asbestos in a work area from migrating to an adjacent area. (
  • Employee exposure means that exposure to airborne asbestos that would occur if the employee were not using respiratory protective equipment . (
  • Asbestos is extremely hazardous when it becomes disrupted and airborne, as it is easily inhaled or ingested and can lead to many health concerns, including mesothelioma . (
  • When rock containing NOA is broken or crushed, asbestos may become released and become airborne, causing a potential health hazard. (
  • Once airborne, there are no means of making an asbestos fibre safe. (
  • Asbestos is harmful if the fibers become airborne and are inhaled. (
  • This problem is believed to stem from a quarry in the area previously operated by Asbestos-Talc Products of Washington, Inc. Airborne asbestos is a concern when water levels are low. (
  • People exposed to asbestos can unintentionally inhale or ingest these toxic airborne particles. (
  • Soldering would eventually break the plates down, causing asbestos fibers to become airborne. (
  • When the fibers are disturbed, asbestos becomes airborne. (
  • Asbestos is believed to only be a significant hazard when it has become airborne. (
  • On the basis of the estimated exposure in the asbestos-mining areas, a relative risk of death due to lung cancer of 2.1 was predicted by the EPA's model, amounting to about 75 excess deaths from lung cancer in this population. (
  • The EPA's model overestimated the risk of asbestos-induced lung cancer by at least a factor of 10. (
  • Lung cancer is most common but asbestos is also a risk factor for cancers of other organs. (
  • Asbestos and benzo(a)pyrene diol epoxide (BPDE) are pulmonary carcinogens with synergistic interaction in causing lung cancer. (
  • Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive variant of lung cancer, and an estimated 80% of cases are caused by asbestos exposure. (
  • Doctors who don't specialize in asbestos-related conditions sometimes confuse mesothelioma for lung cancer, leading to a misdiagnosis . (
  • However, smokers have a much higher chance of developing lung cancer if they have also been exposed to asbestos. (
  • Amphibole fibers are more likely to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer than serpentine fibers. (
  • Aberrations of chromosome 19 in asbestos-associated lung cancer and in asbestos-induced micronuclei of bronchial epithelial cells in vitro. (
  • Smokers who are also exposed to asbestos have a greatly increased risk of lung cancer (see Question 6 ). (
  • The relationship between lung cancer and asbestos exposure alone and in combination with smoking has also been investigated. (
  • Studies suggest about 3-4% of lung cancer cases are asbestos related, though smoking is the leading cause. (
  • Asbestos in commercial indian talc. (
  • Easily available commercial Indian talc products widely used in Southeast Asia were examined for the presence of asbestos. (
  • Asbestos in talc products carry all risks of asbestos-related disease. (
  • Talc and soapstone deposits that have been worked in the State Line and Jarrettsville-Dublin districts are the result of steatitization of serpentine at its contact with intrusive sodium-rich pegmatites. (
  • Occupational exposure to talc containing asbestos: morbidity, mortality, and environmental studies of miners and millers. (
  • It was popular in the first half of the 20th century but is used less today, partly out of concern that it might contain asbestos. (
  • Although its use has diminished in recent decades, there are still many products that contain asbestos, especially in older homes, schools and public buildings. (
  • Find out what products in your home, vehicle, school or workplace could contain asbestos. (
  • However, the District has not been delegated the authority to regulate demolition or renovation of facilities that may contain asbestos containing building materials. (
  • Insulating materials produced prior to 1975 commonly contain asbestos. (
  • Items purchased or installed before 1980, most likely contain asbestos. (
  • A few years ago, a survey was conducted on nearly every building on campus to determine what building materials in those buildings contain asbestos. (
  • The use of asbestos in products that did not historically contain asbestos is also prohibited. (
  • Romans weaved asbestos fibers into napkins and tablecloths. (
  • The term "serpentine" is commonly used to refer to both the soil type and the mineral group which forms its parent materials. (
  • Al-Zoning of Serpentine Aggregates in Mesh Texture Induced by Metasomatic Replacement Reactions Oyanagi, Ryosuke;Okamoto, Atsushi;Harigane, Yumiko;Tsuchiya, Noriyoshi 2018-04-14 00:00:00 Abstract Serpentinization of oceanic lithosphere commonly proceeds with the development of mesh texture. (
  • Artificial snow commonly contained asbestos fibers before the 1980s phase-out happened. (
  • The bodies of serpentine are commonly elongate and conformable with the enclosing rocks. (
  • Due to their mineralogical properties of having high strength, being an excellent insulator for heat and electricity, being able to resist heat without damage, being fairly good at resisting corrosion, and also having the ability to be woven into fabric, asbestos has been added to many different materials commonly used in buildings and different products. (
  • EPA has also developed a list of commonly used Asbestos acronyms . (
  • Where Is Asbestos Commonly Found In The Home, When and How Should It be Removed? (
  • Asbestos is a mineral that naturally occurs in deposits all over the world. (
  • Deposits of asbestos are found throughout the world. (
  • Modern asbestos production began in 1868 with the workings of a mine in Italy , and in 1878 large-scale production from deposits in Quebec began. (
  • Asbestos is found in naturally occurring deposits around the world. (
  • Asbestos deposits are located across the United States, mainly in the western U.S. and eastern coastal states. (
  • Both high-grade massive chromite and lower grade disseminated chromite occur in very irregular and unpredictable form in the serpentine, and placer deposits of chromite are in and near streams that drain areas underlain by serpentine. (
  • Small deposits of titaniferous iron ore in serpentine were mined for iron before 1900, but the titanium content troubled furnace operators. (
  • Deposits in the Marriottsville and Philadelphia districts seem to be related to shear or crush zones in the serpentine, which served as channelways for steatitizing solutions. (
  • Asbestos occurs throughout many of the naturally occuring Serpentine rock deposits in SF and all over the State of CA. (
  • Caleb Woodall deposits asbestos samples into a Ziplock bag for later analysis. (
  • Asbestos deposits can be found throughout the world and are still mined in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the former Soviet Union. (
  • However, pieces of fibers can enter the air and water from the weathering of natural deposits and the wearing down of manufactured asbestos products. (
  • Naturally occurring asbestos deposits have also been a concern for Washington residents. (
  • The EPA has been monitoring the situation to determine the amount of asbestos-containing material that might be flowing into the two bodies of water as a result of Sumas Mountain landslide deposits. (
  • The modern asbestos industry began in 1880 when large Chrysotile deposits in Canada and the USSR were mined. (
  • These properties make asbestos commercially useful but also stable in the environment. (
  • IAN PLIMER: It is called commercially asbestos. (
  • IAN PLIMER: As I said it's called commercially asbestos. (
  • Asbestos is also mined commercially in the United States. (
  • A mineral product that is flexible, possesses high tensile strength, is heat resistant, resistant to chemical degradation, and can be woven into fabric is commercially designated as "asbestos. (
  • The area is now a superfund environmental disaster site, reflecting the severity of health issues for those that live around asbestos mines. (
  • Mesotheliomas have been observed in people who were occupationally exposed to chrysotile, family members of the occupationally exposed, and residents who lived close to asbestos factories and mines. (
  • I mean the town Asbestos mines chrysotile. (
  • Asbestos mines of Asbestos and Black Lake in Quebec, Canada. (
  • As a result, miners, workers and residents near the mines were at risk of asbestos exposure . (
  • Asbestos mines are no longer in operation in the United States. (
  • The workers who helped process asbestos from these mines were heavily exposed to the toxic mineral. (
  • Map showing location of asbestos mines in Yancey County, North Carolina 23 4. (
  • Map showing location of asbestos mines in the Brush Creek area, Yancey County, North Carolina 28 5. (
  • Map showing location of asbestos mines in the Sapphire Valley area, North Carolina 33 6. (
  • Map showing location of asbestos mines in Chattooga Ridge area, Jackson County, North Carolina 38 7. (
  • Map showing location of asbestos mines in the Glenville-Norton area 39 8. (
  • The crystalline forms of these asbestos types reflects this difference in chemical structure. (
  • It occurs in serpentine, in chlorite or dolomitic schists, or in crystalline limestones as an alteration product of periclase. (
  • Asbestos is a generic term for six different naturally occurring mineral formations which have the common characteristic of their crystalline structure being able to be separated into long, thin fibers. (
  • The division between the two types of asbestos is based upon the crystalline structure. (
  • Asbestos comes in two forms, which are distinguished based on their crystalline structure. (
  • A serpentine mineral was treated in a planetary ball mill, and the effect of grinding was studied on the crystalline structure, average size, and metal extraction rate by sulfuric acid leaching. (
  • Geologists usually call these materials "serpentine" rather than more specific names to simplify communication. (
  • All asbestos containing materials are strictly regulated by the federal government and subject safety restrictions. (
  • They regulated many asbestos-containing materials to protect American workers and consumers from asbestos exposure . (
  • Mixing asbestos fibers with other materials seemed to improve products in every way. (
  • The Industrial Revolution drastically increased the demand for raw asbestos materials. (
  • Construction and shipbuilding were the most prominent users of asbestos-containing materials, contributing to over half of U.S. asbestos production. (
  • Decontamination area means an enclosed area adjacent and connected to the regulated area and consisting of an equipment room, shower area, and clean room , which is used for the decontamination of workers, materials, and equipment that are contaminated with asbestos . (
  • In addition to its resistance to the effects of heat and fire, asbestos is long-lasting and bonds well with many materials, to which it adds strength and durability. (
  • Identifying Asbestos-Containing Materials in Homes: Design and Development of the ACM Check Mobile Phone App. (
  • Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can still be found in many homes in Australia and other countries. (
  • Nature let asbestos keep these fireproofing properties whether used in a pure, raw state or blended with a host of other materials. (
  • Construction projects used most of the asbestos-containing materials (ACM). (
  • Once removed, asbestos manufacturers processed the mineral to create asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). (
  • This method describes the collection and analysis of asbestos bulk materials by light microscopy techniques including phase-polar illumination and central-stop dispersion microscopy. (
  • It's found in almost all asbestos-based products available today, including brake linings, building materials, water and sewer pipes and insulation. (
  • Asbestos-containing products not banned in the U.S. include clothing, brake and clutch components for automobiles and a wide range of construction materials. (
  • In most cases, asbestos-containing materials in good condition don't pose any health hazards and should be left alone. (
  • An estimated half a million public and commercial buildings in the US contain friable (aged, dry, soft and easily crumbled and therefore dangerous) asbestos containing materials (ACMs). (
  • In the mid 1980s the US EPA estimated that 20% of all public buildings in the US contained some type of ACBMs (Asbestos Containing Building Materials) that was friable. (
  • Asbestos cement materials were made in Australia from 1917 to the mid-1980s so even the very youngest asbestos cement roof has been subjected to over twenty years of weathering, heat, cold, rain, hail and winds. (
  • means maintenance and repair, encapsulation, enclosure, or removal of friable asbestos-containing materials in school buildings. (
  • In addition, many people have been exposed to asbestos in building materials as buildings age, deteriorate, or burn down, releasing the asbestos in their insulation or other materials. (
  • Asbestos was added to many building materials because of its ability to retard fire, strengthen products, and acoustically insulate. (
  • Asbestos use in building materials peaked in the years following World War II through the 1970's. (
  • Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) that are intact and in good condition are not hazardous to building occupants under normal conditions. (
  • However, we cannot guarantee that new building materials on campus are "asbestos-free. (
  • Many buildings on campus are known to have asbestos-containing building materials in good physical condition. (
  • Also, University maintenance staff receive asbestos awareness training to be knowledgeable in proper practices to use when working around asbestos-containing materials. (
  • The vast surface area of certain types of fibrous asbestos, a class of carcinogenic compounds once heavily used in heat-resistant building materials, makes them particularly good at grabbing hold of the carbon dioxide molecules dissolved in rainwater or floating through the air. (
  • We examine the feasibility of phytoremediation as an alternative strategy to limit the exposure of asbestos in site with asbestos-containing materials. (
  • We collected soils from four locations from two sites-one with naturally occurring asbestos, and another, a superfund site, where asbestos-containing materials were disposed over decades-and performed ecotoxicology tests. (
  • Occasionally they are found as contaminants in asbestos containing materials. (
  • Because of these properties, asbestos has been mined for use in a wide range of manufactured products, mostly in building materials, friction products, and heat-resistant fabrics. (
  • Asbestos can be found in many construction materials, such as spray-on insulation and roofing materials. (
  • Substitutions of alternative, non-asbestos containing materials should be made whenever possible. (
  • Despite that many materials, such as fiberglass insulation, were created to replace asbestos, companies that used asbestos ignored the safer alternatives (History). (
  • Asbestos is the name for silicate materials that are fibrous in structure and are more resistant to acid and fire than other materials. (
  • Asbestos is used for thermal insulation, fire proofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings and has been used in numerous industries (What is Asbestos? (
  • Additional testing found asbestos containing materials ranging from 0.08 percent to 4.8 percent. (
  • Additional costs include $100,000 for safety training and monitoring, as well as the added labor and materials to cover the asbestos. (
  • Long considered a "miracle" mineral, asbestos has been utilized in thousands of products, in everything from insulation and other construction materials to car brakes and hair dryers. (
  • Over time, however, researchers realized that when asbestos materials are disturbed or damaged, asbestos fibers can be released into the air and cause dangerous exposure. (
  • Blake discloses lightweight, fireproof construction materials consisting of asbestos, another filler (which is inert) and a plasticizer mixed with a resinous plastic, which may be either thermosetting or thermoplastic. (
  • The Blake patent was not mentioned in this statement, but since that patent was relied upon by the examiner to show that it was known to employ asbestos as a filler with thermoplastic or thermosetting resins to produce materials having improved tensile strength, we presume that it was also relied upon by the board. (
  • Asbestos occurs naturally, but much of its current presence in the environment stems from mining and commercial uses. (
  • Caution must be exercised if a fire or explosion occurs in an area or building containing asbestos. (
  • Chrysotile occurs chiefly in association with massive serpentine. (
  • Geographically, asbestos occurs all over the world. (
  • However, family members can develop it as the result of secondary exposure, which typically occurs when a loved one brings home asbestos fibers on their body or clothes after working around asbestos. (
  • Exposure occurs from job sites, the military, asbestos products or secondhand. (
  • When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement or woven into fabric or mats. (
  • The most common use was corrugated asbestos cement roofing primarily for outbuildings, warehouses and garages. (
  • An asbestos contaminated town in the vicinity of an asbestos-cement facility: The case study of Sibaté, Colombia. (
  • The asbestos industry began operations in Colombia in 1942, with an asbestos-cement facility located in the municipality of Sibaté. (
  • During the twentieth century sufficient asbestos cement pipe was used in the US to circle the earth eight times and still run to the moon and back. (
  • In the present day, asbestos can be found in older homes, commercial buildings, automobile brake pads and clutches, roofing material, vinyl tiles, and some cement pipes. (
  • Its most common use worldwide is in asbestos-cement pipe and sheet. (
  • Physicians and scientists were well aware of what happens when asbestos fibers enter human lungs. (
  • When such fibers reach the alveoli (air sacs) in the lung, where oxygen is transferred into the blood, the foreign bodies (asbestos fibers) cause the activation of the lungs' local immune system and provoke an inflammatory reaction dominated by lung macrophages that respond to chemotactic factors activated by the fibers. (
  • Released into the air by a bulldozer blade scraping a home pad or new roadway, asbestos can lurk in the lungs for decades before striking with deadly force. (
  • The closest thing to an epidemiological smoking gun is another study that found greatly elevated levels of asbestos in the lungs of four deceased dogs and cats from the area. (
  • The ability of asbestos fibers to split into smaller and smaller strands allows asbestos fibers to enter the human body through the lungs and literally slide into and between the cells of soft tissues. (
  • Fibrous asbestos can fracture into fibers small enough that they can penetrate deep into the lungs, where they can interact with the body to cause cancer or other illnesses. (
  • Microscopically small asbestos fibers can be inhaled deep into the lungs and lodge there. (
  • When inhaled or ingested, the microscopic asbestos fibers work their way into the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. (
  • A chronic lung disease resulting from scar tissue on the tissue lining the lungs after prolonged asbestos exposure. (
  • 5. The method of claim 1 , wherein the composition is administered to an individual who has inhaled silica or asbestos particles due to an occupational exposure. (
  • Inhaled asbestos particles lodge in the lung and can penetrate to the pleura and even peritoneum . (
  • If asbestos is present, it should be monitored to ensure that the area is still safe and that the particles have not been disturbed. (
  • This paper adopts wet method to prepare serpentine particles on the planetary ball mill, executes lipophilic degree tests and friction and wear tests of these particles. (
  • the results showed that 1 as the modification agent, the optimum dosage of oleic acid is when the volume ratio of oleic acid and serpentine particles is 2, and the optimum time of milling modification is 24h. (
  • White serpentine asbestos is of course, exceptionally dangerous and hazardous as it is composed of many smaller fibers that will be inhaled by those exposed to it. (
  • Asbestos has a long history of being hazardous to human health. (
  • Is Asbestos Hazardous? (
  • It is the unique physical shape of asbestos that gave it many practical applications and also makes asbestos hazardous. (
  • The splitting of the fibers is what making asbestos so hazardous. (
  • Why is Asbestos Hazardous? (
  • What are fire hazards and extinguishing media for asbestos? (
  • What are the stability and reactivity hazards of asbestos? (
  • There is still the rare crank who denies the health hazards of asbestos, such as journalist Christopher Booker . (
  • Virtually everything an environmental or safety professional needs to understand about asbestos hazards, compliance, and remediation is on these pages, the downloads and links. (
  • Other potential asbestos hazards in the sculpting process include use of serpentine, soapstone, and greenstone as casting stones. (
  • Health hazards from asbestos fibers have been recognized in workers exposed in shipbuilding trades, asbestos mining and milling, manufacturing of asbestos textiles and other asbestos products, insulation work in the construction and building trades, brake repair, and a variety of other trades. (
  • They also knew asbestos presented severe health risks. (
  • Individuals exposed to asbestos face health risks including cancer and other illnesses. (
  • Documents from asbestos litigation have revealed that some of the biggest names in the asbestos industry orchestrated a massive cover-up to hide asbestos health risks from the public. (
  • Industry leaders often claimed they had no knowledge of asbestos health risks before 1964, yet evidence shows some companies were hiding study results showing high rates of disease in asbestos workers as early as 1929. (
  • Because of the severe health risks posed by asbestos, it is critically important for informed consumers to be aware of the exposure risk in their environment. (
  • For more than a hundred years, knowledge of asbestos' risks has been well documented. (
  • Ancient observations of the health risks of asbestos were either forgotten or ignored. (
  • The conduct of the asbestos companies were especially egregious, however, because the victims were largely exploited workers who were unaware of the serious health risks they were exposed to on a daily basis (History). (
  • Asbestos and other mineral fibers have long been known as carcinogenic agents. (
  • Asbestos Health Effects and Toxicity. (
  • A source of asbestos. (
  • Currently, imports from Russia are the main source of asbestos for the United States. (
  • In the past, this has been the source of asbestos exposure. (
  • Prior to the dangers of asbestos being discovered, white serpentine asbestos was desirable for its water and fire proofing ability as well as an excellent insulator. (
  • Myth: Companies that manufactured and sold asbestos products were unaware of the dangers of asbestos exposure. (
  • The purpose of GAAW is to educate people on the dangers of asbestos - something so many people incorrectly perceive to be an occupational hazard that was put to bed with the global trend towards the banning of asbestos in recent years. (
  • Since knowledge of the dangers of asbestos has become more widespread, use of asbestos has widely declined. (
  • Comparative studies on the cytotoxicity of amphibole and serpentine asbestos. (
  • Continuing long-term use of asbestos after harmful health effects were known or suspected, and the slow emergence of symptoms decades after exposure ceased, made asbestos litigation the longest, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history and a much lesser legal issue in most other countries involved. (
  • Certain applications of asbestos, such as building material, have been against the law for decades now. (
  • Additionally, products and buildings that were built with asbestos decades ago may still put people at risk of exposure today. (
  • Manufacturers of asbestos products ignored and even hid the scientific findings for decades, as the demand for their products was at an all-time high. (
  • Because of its light weight, tremendous insulation properties, flexibility, and toughness, asbestos was viewed for many decades as a miracle substance that could make almost any product better. (
  • Asbestos will continue to have a serious impact on public health for many decades to come, however, as the quantity of existing asbestos products in homes, schools, offices, and other structures is vast. (
  • To investigate the consequences of improvement in the workplace environment over six decades (1940-96) in asbestos miners and millers from a developing country (Brazil). (
  • Over the decades, though, asbestos has been used in varying degrees in many other professions. (
  • The extensive industrial use of asbestos for many decades has been linked to development of benign and malignant pleuropulmonary disease. (
  • Asbestos can also cause benign pleural effusions, pleural plaques and diffuse pleural thickening. (
  • Pleural plaques are the most common pleural changes caused by asbestos. (
  • evidence of causation by asbestos as documented by the occupational and environmental history, markers of exposure (usually pleural plaques), recovery of asbestos bodies or other means and exclusion of alternative plausible causes for the clinical findings. (
  • The crystal formation of asbestos is in the form of long thin fibers. (
  • The very process of extracting asbestos ore upped the need for heat-protecting and fireproofing products in mining machines. (
  • From the late 1800s, worldwide demand for asbestos-based products exploded. (
  • For the next century, millions of tons of asbestos ore became more than 3,000 different manufactured products. (
  • The post-war prosperity introduced hundreds of new asbestos products into American homes, schools, offices, and factories. (
  • These companies put profit over people because asbestos was perfect for hundreds of products. (
  • 6) Transportation, disposal, storage, containment of and housekeeping activities involving asbestos or products containing asbestos , on the site or location at which construction activities are performed. (
  • Demolition means the wrecking or taking out of any load-supporting structural member and any related razing, removing, or stripping of asbestos products. (
  • However, asbestos is still in use in some products today and asbestos remains in many older buildings [NIOSH 2011a]. (
  • In 1989 the U.S. government instituted a gradual ban on the manufacture, use, and export of most products made with asbestos. (
  • Since the 1980s various substitutes for asbestos have been developed for use in many products. (
  • Asbestos products are manufactured and used in Sri Lanka in the construction and automobile industries. (
  • Asbestos was common in all forms of insulation products as it was proven thermally inert-asbestos didn't burn and could withstand extremely high temperatures without combusting. (
  • By the 1980s, government regulations began to ban asbestos fireproofing products. (
  • As a result, asbestos was a popular additive to a variety of products. (
  • Asbestos manufacturers can then incorporate asbestos fibers into a wide range of products. (
  • These properties of asbestos supported its use for many years in a number of different commercial and industrial settings, as well as in a wide range of consumer products. (
  • Learn which companies used asbestos in their products and manufacturing processes. (
  • Actinolite was not known to be used in asbestos products because of its rarity, but is known to be found in metamorphic rock. (
  • Asbestos is the general name for a family of mineral products. (
  • Asbestos is found in a wide variety of commercial and industrial products. (
  • Asbestos is now largely banned in most of the countries of the world, although there are still some industries using it and some products which contain it. (
  • In most cases, civil engineer asbestos exposure is not due to directly handling the material, but rather while supervising other workers who are installing asbestos products that are required for their design. (
  • This is partly due to fibers broken from exposed asbestos containing rocks, but more has been released from asbestos containing products, such as vehicle brakes. (
  • Only a few asbestos products are actually banned in the United States. (
  • You can still easily buy many asbestos products. (
  • The University is minimizing procurement of asbestos products as much as possible. (
  • Asbestos has been used to strengthen such products as concrete pipe and sheet, plastic components and gypsum plasters. (
  • These include motor vehicle manufacturing plants, harbours, shipyards, construction worksites as well as asbestos products manufacturing plants. (
  • In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. (
  • You may read more about EPA's attempt to ban asbestos-containing products on the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out page. (
  • Following this discovery, asbestos emerged as an insulating component in thermal insulation for boilers, pipes and other high temperature applications and as a reinforcement material for a variety of products. (
  • APHA adopted a resolution calling on Congress to pass legislation banning the manufacture, sale, export, or import of asbestos containing products including products in which asbestos is a contaminant. (
  • The EPA issued a rule banning most asbestos products in July, 1989, but this regulation was overturned in 1991 by the New Orleans Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. (
  • Asbestos that is bonded into finished products such as walls and tiles poses no risk to health as long as it is not damaged or disturbed (for example, by sawing or drilling) in such a way as to release fibers into the air. (
  • Its chemical composition makes it a common mineral found in rocks and soil, but actinolite asbestos has not been used as much in asbestos containing products. (
  • Employees also are at risk during the manufacture of asbestos products and during automotive brake and clutch repair work (Safety). (
  • Asbestos was used in over 3,500 buildings and consumer products (Asbestos). (
  • Asbestos is a natural mineral used in many types of products because of its properties. (
  • At the height of its use, asbestos could be found in over 3,000 consumer products. (
  • While there is no way to easily identify asbestos with the naked eye, there are some products and areas of the home that are more likely to have been made with the mineral. (
  • These are just a sample of numerous products that have been made with asbestos over the years. (
  • Were You Exposed to Asbestos and then Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? (
  • Did You Develop Mesothelioma Due to Work Site Asbestos Exposure? (
  • Exposed to Asbestos and Developed Mesothelioma? (
  • There is over $30 Billion in asbestos trust funds for mesothelioma victims. (
  • If organizations really are concerned about educating the public about asbestos and mesothelioma, why make the state rock go away? (
  • Those exposed risk illnesses such as mesothelioma and other asbestos cancers. (
  • It is not conclusively associated with mesothelioma as other varieties of asbestos are. (
  • More frequently, patients develop mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions after being exposed to high levels of asbestos over a long span of time. (
  • Myth: Mesothelioma is the only disease caused by asbestos. (
  • Myth: Asbestos is the only cause of mesothelioma. (
  • The mother is afraid that her son's dyspnea and cough are related to asbestos exposure at the school and that he may be developing mesothelioma since he often helped his cousin after school. (
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure in 85% of cases. (
  • However, there is no synergistic interaction between asbestos and cigarette smoking affecting the incidence of mesothelioma. (
  • At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, our Boston mesothelioma attorneys recognize the risk of asbestos exposure for engineers might not be as high as for, say, construction workers or auto mechanics. (
  • Linda Reinstein is the widow of Alan Reinstein who died on May 22 2006 after being diagnosed with the asbestos-related mesothelioma. (
  • Get help obtaining veteran benefits for mesothelioma and asbestos illnesses. (
  • Most people who get mesothelioma have been in contact with asbestos fibers over long periods of time. (
  • Many people with mesothelioma have either inhaled or swallowed asbestos fibers. (
  • Besides asbestos, other, less common causes of mesothelioma include exposure to high levels of radiation or an infection from a virus found in monkeys. (
  • Asbestos, the only known cause of mesothelioma, is a fibrous mineral found in rocks and soil. (
  • The use of asbestos was still common in the United States until the 1970′s when regulations were first installed to protect people from developing mesothelioma. (
  • Contact the lawyers of Cooney & Conway for issues related to asbestos, mesothelioma and any other types of injury resulting from asbestos. (
  • There is some evidence that family members of workers heavily exposed to asbestos face an increased risk of developing mesothelioma. (
  • Any amount of asbestos exposure, even limited, is considered dangerous and can later lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis . (
  • Actinolite asbestos is a variety of the subclassification of amphibole asbestos and, as such, its makeup and consistency is similar to other forms of this subset. (
  • Made predominantly of magnesium, actinolite asbestos is extremely rare and ranges in color from white to dark brown. (
  • A plaque caused by asbestos exposure on the diaphragmatic pleura. (
  • Six mineral types are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as "asbestos" including those belonging to the serpentine class and those belonging to the amphibole class. (
  • All six asbestos mineral types are known to be human carcinogens . (
  • [13] Chrysotile is more flexible than amphibole types of asbestos, and can be spun and woven into fabric. (
  • Other types of asbestos have been faster acting, by white serpentine generally takes between 40 - 50 years to manifest health issues. (
  • [1] Chrysotile, along with other types of asbestos, has been banned in dozens of countries and is only allowed in the United States and Europe in very limited circumstances. (
  • Ecologically, serpentine soils have three main traits: poor plant productivity, high rates of endemism, and vegetation types which are distinct from neighboring areas. (
  • Vegetative characteristics are often shared among the types of flora found on serpentine soils. (
  • Asbestos was once thought to be a miracle material, especially for fireproofing in buildings, vessels, vehicles, and all types of equipment. (
  • [2] All types of asbestos fibers are associated with an increased risk. (
  • All types of asbestos share these properties, though each individual type may vary in other facets, such as color and tensile strength. (
  • However, whether amphibole or serpentine, all types of asbestos are considered dangerous. (
  • The types of rock formations containing naturally occurring asbestos run the length of the Sierra foothills, one of the fastest-growing regions in California. (
  • They are categorized into two types: serpentine or amphibole. (
  • In the amphibole group, there are five types of asbestos. (
  • The remaining three types of asbestos in the amphibole group are: a nthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite . (
  • Because widespread use of asbestos was common within these types of manufacturing industries, many former workers were exposed to asbestos and therefore may be at risk of developing a related disease. (
  • There are six different types of asbestos that occur naturally throughout the world. (
  • As one of the least common types of asbestos that has been found and used, anthophyllite is mostly composed of magnesium and iron. (
  • Chrysotile is more flexible that other types of asbestos and can be woven into fabrics. (
  • Its bluish fibers are the thinnest and finest fibers of all other asbestos types and usually are the sharpest and longest. (
  • Ward discloses compositions of asbestos with thermosetting resins, a number of which are listed as being applicable, and all types of asbestos are disclosed as acceptable. (
  • Fibrous varieties of serpentine, such as chrysotile, have been used to make asbestos, which has many industrial uses. (
  • Senate Bill 624 would remove serpentine as the California State Rock, and declare in effect that serpentine is a dangerous mineral. (
  • Serpentine is the California State Rock. (
  • So don't let any Realtors tell you there's no asbestos in an older house you want to buy - unless they can prove they have microscopic vision! (
  • Chrysotile has been used more than any other type and accounts for about 95% of the asbestos found in buildings in America. (
  • Asbestos has been banned in Iceland from 1983 but can still be found in large amounts in buildings, ships and hot water pipes. (
  • [3] [4] Health issues related to asbestos exposure can be found in records dating back to Roman times . (
  • Asbestos levels as high as 1.5%, a level the EPA considers dangerous, were found in the soil in her yard. (
  • they are massive or disseminated and are found near the edges of serpentine intrusive rocks. (
  • Asbestos may be found in serpentine, other ultramafic and volcanic rock. (
  • Asbestos may still be found in new buildings. (
  • You should be aware of the fact that there is still asbestos present, and may be found in buildings you occupy. (
  • Being a plant nerd, I have a special love for serpentine, as the most interesting and beautiful wildflowers in California are found on it. (
  • Asbestos has been found in at least 83 of the 1,585 current or former NPL sites. (
  • As more sites are evaluated, the sites at which asbestos is found may increase. (
  • In 1917 and 1918, it was found by numerous studies that asbestos workers were dying at a high rate (History of Asbestos). (
  • Knowing where asbestos can potentially be found is important in preventing exposure. (
  • Jun 18, 2017nbsp018332the vein lies between bands of beautiful deep green serpentine which we found plenty of laying about the property. (
  • By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos trade and use were heavily restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries. (
  • By the 1980s and 1990s asbestos trade and use started to become banned outright, phased out, or heavily restricted in an increasing number of countries. (