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  • chrysotile
  • citation needed] however, chrysotile asbestos has also produced tumors in animals and is a recognized cause of asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma in humans, and mesothelioma has 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • The other subgroup is serpentine, consisting of chrysotile, which is a more flexible form of asbestos (and ends up woven into heat-resistant gloves and suits. (blogspot.com)
  • Chrysotile has been used more than any other type and accounts for about 95% of the asbestos found in buildings in America. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chrysotile is more flexible than amphibole types of asbestos, and can be spun and woven into fabric. (wikipedia.org)
  • Between 1900 and 2000, mines in Québec, Newfoundland, British Columbia and the Yukon produced a total of 61 million tons of chrysotile (white asbestos). (ibasecretariat.org)
  • In recent years, Canada has exported more than 95% of all the asbestos it has produced, making it the 2nd biggest chrysotile exporter in the world. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • Such civic concern does not, however, prevent asbestos stakeholders from promoting Canadian chrysotile for sale abroad, claiming it can be used "safely under controlled conditions. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • The three-day conference entitled Canadian Asbestos: A Global Concern was the first international meeting to be held at which Canadian workers and asbestos victims were free to speak publicly about the damage done by the mining and use of Canadian chrysotile, the agendas and attendance at previous gatherings having been dictated by asbestos stakeholders. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • 1 News of this event clearly unsettled the industry which responded in a variety of ways, including an orchestrated fax campaign to Members of Parliament (MPs) 2 , a fanfare of publicity for the release of yet another discredited report "exonerating chrysotile" and the mass transportation of protesting workers and residents from Thetford, one of Québec's asbestos communities, to Ottawa to "defend our product. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • steps taken by the pro-chrysotile lobby include personal attacks on public health campaigners, pressure on international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization by asbestos-industry linked "experts" and legal threats by industry representatives such as the Asbestos Cement Products Manufacturers' Association (India). (ibasecretariat.org)
  • Asbestosis
  • Diseases commonly associated with asbestos include: Asbestosis: Progressive fibrosis of the lungs of varying severity, progressing to bilateral fibrosis, honeycombing of the lungs on radiological view with symptoms including rales and wheezing. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to WHO estimates, more than 107,000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures. (environmental-expert.com)
  • As many of the scarring-related injury cases have been resolved, asbestos litigation continues to be hard-fought among the litigants, mainly in individually brought cases for terminal cases of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other cancers. (wikipedia.org)
  • risks
  • Although the conclusions of the report should be reassuring for many occupants, they do not provide grounds for complacency about the risks for people working with asbestos including residents doing their own renovations. (docplayer.net)
  • The report notes that many countries have now banned the importation and continued use of asbestos-containing materials and, given the global scientific consensus about the nature of risks as well as the availability of modern alternatives, it recommends that New Zealand should also introduce such a ban. (docplayer.net)
  • 19th century
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • importation
  • New Zealand should follow the example of other developed countries and ban the importation of all building materials containing asbestos. (docplayer.net)
  • Liability
  • Asbestos-related liability also remains an ongoing concern for many manufacturers, insurers and reinsurers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 1973, the manufacture and uses of asbestos products have undergone a continuing decline as a result of concerns regarding the health effects of asbestos, legal and liability considerations and regulatory considerations. (docplayer.net)
  • harmful
  • On September 12, 2003, one hundred delegates converged on Parliament Hill, Ottawa to explore the harmful repercussions of Canadian asbestos production. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • It wasn't until 1986 that the UK Government imposed an official ban on the two most harmful forms of Asbestos, and any products that contained them. (asbestosremovalquote.co.uk)
  • workers
  • Building occupants may be exposed to asbestos, but those most at risk are persons who purposely disturb materials, such as maintenance or construction workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • thermal
  • Uses of Asbestos The many unique characteristics of asbestos, including fibre strength, low thermal and electric conductivity, high chemical and fire resistance and ability to absorb sound makes it well suited to hundreds of applications with as many as 3,000 separate uses identified. (docplayer.net)
  • materials
  • Asbestos Surveys from Asbestos Business Contractors are designed to ensure that our clients are fully compliant with relevant legislation and also to offer guidance on the materials contained within their properties and the types, locations and conditions of these materials. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Technical expertise to assist clients to identify and manage asbestos containing materials within buildings. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Garden Grove, CA, August 1st, 2010 -- Last month, a jury in San Diego awarded a man $2.4 million dollars after they reached a verdict against a company that manufactured asbestos containing materials used by the U.S. Navy. (environmental-expert.com)
  • The use of asbestos was banned from most products in the United States in the 1980s, but many older materials still remain. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Broadly speaking, this means that duty-holders should carry out investigative research and a physical survey to determine if any asbestos materials are present in the building. (docplayer.net)
  • Serps make up something like 90% of all the asbestos in building materials. (blogspot.com)
  • The report stresses that if bonded asbestos-containing materials are maintained in good condition, they do not pose a health risk to building occupants. (docplayer.net)
  • Sir David Skegg said that while no asbestos-containing materials are manufactured in New Zealand, there may still be some imported, as this is not rigorously controlled. (docplayer.net)
  • While many new building-material installations are asbestos-free, there is a legacy of asbestoscontaining materials in many University buildings, particularly those built before the early 1980s. (docplayer.net)
  • These asbestos-containing materials may include: Sprayed fireproofing used to maintain the fire integrity of structural steelwork in buildings. (docplayer.net)
  • litigation
  • Litigation related to asbestos injuries and property damages has been claimed to be the longest-running mass tort in U.S. history. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many of the published articles on asbestos litigation focus on transactional costs and ways in which the flow of money from defendants to plaintiffs and their lawyers can be expeditiously and efficiently prioritized and routed. (wikipedia.org)
  • decades
  • For decades, the Canadian asbestos industry has enjoyed close, some would say intimate, links with the Governments of Canada and Québec, both of which have been more than generous with their financial and political support. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • hazards
  • Course Objective To provide an awareness and development of knowledge to site based employees of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACM s) within their everyday working environment and an overview of the legislative measures in place to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities. (docplayer.net)
  • dust
  • The evidence brought forth by the representatives of each country, regarding the present and expected toll of asbestos dust inhalation on human lives was horrifying.Having witnessed first hand the physical devastation and pain wreaked by mesothelioma, my heart ached for the countless victims and their families who are suffering now and for those who will suffer in the future. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • We know only too well, the tragic result of asbestos dust inhalation and add our voices to the growing number of dedicated campaigners, fighting seemingly insurmountable odds to eradicate this killer. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • 1999
  • 19 Economic effects (some examples) Germany: 2003 more than 314 million spent for financial compensation due to asbestos by the insurance From 1999 to 2004 these costs increased by 40 % Estimation of total costs until 2020: several billion! (docplayer.net)
  • citation needed
  • citation needed] In many parts of the industrialized world, particularly the European Union, asbestos was phased out of building products beginning in the 1970s with most of the remainder phased out by the 1980s. (wikipedia.org)