• 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)
  • Health problems attributed to asbestos include: Asbestosis - A lung disease first found in textile workers, asbestosis is a scarring of the lung tissue resulting from the production of growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts (the scar-producing lung cells) to proliferate and synthesize the scar tissue in response to injury by the inhaled fibers. (wikipedia.org)
  • dangers
  • The company recently sponsored a public outreach video on the dangers associated with asbestos in the home. (environmental-expert.com)
  • According to George: "A succession of governments from 1945 to 1978 bear the greatest responsibility for failing to adopt and enforce measures which could have protected workers from the dangers of asbestos. (britishasbestosnewsletter.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • material
  • However, in general, people who become ill from inhaling asbestos have been regularly exposed in a job where they worked directly with the material. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • Dr. Wyant has provided forecasts of asbestos disease claims and liabilities for a number of asbestos bankruptcies, including Eagle-Picher, UNR, Wallace and Gale, Fuller-Austin, Rock Wool, and Rutland Fire Clay. (environmental-expert.com)