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  • fibre
  • After mining or quarrying, the asbestos fibre is freed by crushing the rock and is then separated from the surrounding material, usually by a blowing process. (britannica.com)
  • Between 1948 and 1966, CSR operated mines at Wittenoom, Western Australia that produced 161 000 tons of crocidolite fibre. (wikipedia.org)
  • Differences in the carcinogenic potency of different asbestos fibre types are debated in the scientific community. (bmj.com)
  • levels of asbestos
  • Bonded' is used to refer to asbestos being so firmly embedded in a material that these materials are unlikely to release measurable levels of asbestos fiber into the air if they are left undisturbed. (mesotheilioma.com)
  • These materials are more likely to release measurable levels of asbestos into the air when disturbed, and generally pose a greater risk to health. (mesotheilioma.com)
  • lungs
  • Pliny (Roman naturalist) and Strabo (Greek geographer) noted an appearance of "sickness of the lungs" in slaves who wove asbestos into cloth. (mesotheilioma.com)
  • mesothelioma
  • There were no cases of mesothelioma in the comparison groups where no crocidolite was known to exist in the environment. (bmj.com)
  • The observation of numerous mesothelioma cases at Da-yao was a unique finding, due mainly to their lifetime exposure to crocidolite asbestos. (bmj.com)
  • Although the commercial use of crocidolite has been officially banned since 1984, the incidence of mesothelioma has continued to show a steady increase, particularly among peasants. (bmj.com)
  • However, mesothelioma has been reported in some individuals without any known exposure to asbestos. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asbestos exposures as short in duration as a few days have caused mesothelioma in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Institute was home to J.C. Wagner when he did his initial research on asbestos and mesothelioma. (springer.com)
  • Having lost my husband to mesothelioma in 2001, attending the Global Asbestos Congress 2004, held special significance. (ibasecretariat.org)
  • 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)
  • 1 JOEM Volume 45, Number 10, October Estimating the Induction Period of Pleural Mesothelioma From Aggregate Data on Asbestos Consumption Markku Nurminen, DPH, PhD Antti Karjalainen, MD Ken Takahashi, MD This study aimed to estimate the induction period from causal action of asbestos exposure to the manifestation of mesothelioma. (docplayer.net)
  • Data from the Australian Mesothelioma Register, 3 the most complete mesothelioma registry extant, suggests that mesothelioma incidence matches asbestos consumption with an induction period of approximately 35 years (range, years). (docplayer.net)
  • It use is regulated by asbestos mesothelioma law. (asbestosremovalquote.co.uk)
  • disease
  • every occupational exposure to asbestos contributes to the risk of getting an asbestos related disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • This disease may not show up until many years after asbestos exposure. (wordpress.com)
  • It is predicted that by 2020, almost a third of the people who passed through Wittenoom during the mines' operating years would be diagnosed with a fatal disease caused by their dangerous exposures to blue asbestos. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2003, the British asbestos company, Cape PLC, settled out of court in London with former miners suffering from asbestos disease. (springer.com)
  • The time span for which the illness remains inapparent has been termed the latent period, 1 although others have used this term for the time delay between exposure to a disease-causing agent and the appearance of manifestations of the disease. (docplayer.net)
  • It is also difficult to exactly assess the onset of exposure and the onset of disease on an individual level. (docplayer.net)
  • Twenty-five percent of the test subjects showed evidence of asbestos-related lung disease. (mesotheilioma.com)

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  • Removal
  • In terms of asbestos removal, any work should be carried out by a licensed contractor although any decision as to whether work is 'licensable' is based on the risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of this, asbestos assessment, awareness and removal training has remained vital consideration for employers across a wide range of industries. (forumotion.com)
  • Today the removal and disposal of asbestos is highly regulated and individuals and companies are subject to prosecution if asbestos regulations are not followed. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Asbestos removal in Bunchrew IV3 is a very dangerous task, and should only be performed by Bunchrew Asbestos expert contractors - get a FREE QUOTE TODAY. (asbestosremovalquote.co.uk)
  • If you are thinking of buying a home or other properties in the Bunchrew area, you might want to make sure that the place is safe first by having a local Bunchrew, IV3 asbestos removal companies evaluate for asbestos contamination. (asbestosremovalquote.co.uk)
  • The attempt to save money could eventually cost someone their life, don't take that chance, hire a Bunchrew, IV3 asbestos removal company today. (asbestosremovalquote.co.uk)
  • Asbestos removal in Thursford NR21 is a very dangerous task, and should only be performed by Thursford Asbestos expert contractors - get a FREE QUOTE TODAY. (asbestosremovalquote.co.uk)
  • 1992
  • Asbestos is listed as a category of controlled waste under Annex I of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal . (wikipedia.org)
  • workers
  • Asbestos abatement or remediation workers and emergency personnel such as firefighters may also become exposed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Workers on the site also discovered a 'white material' which they believed to be asbestos and although the sample was sent away for tests, the site was not isolated and the work was allowed to continue. (wikipedia.org)
  • In comparison with the low-exposure non-smoking group, the OR for the high-exposure smoking group was 10.39 (1.34 to 82.45), in contrast to 5.23 (0.50 to 54.58) for high-exposure non-smoking workers. (bmj.com)
  • Surveys
  • 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)
  • Although asbestos surveys had been carried out on their site, the interior of the plant and equipment had not been surveyed. (wikipedia.org)
  • They include suppressed surveys of asbestos exposure and health in the Northern Cape from the early 1960s, correspondence, reports, and unpublished data. (springer.com)
  • health
  • However, from a public health standpoint, the most important issue is the complete avoidance of further exposure to asbestos. (bmj.com)
  • Anyone working on asbestos under the regulations must have a license issued by the Health and Safety Executive. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "It is estimated that currently about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at the workplace. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Having asbestos in the workplace or home can cause health problems in the future which could result in asbestos law suits, so it's always better do the right thing now. (asbestosremovalquote.co.uk)
  • fabrics
  • Asbestos fabrics were used for safety apparel and for such items as theatre curtains and fire stop hangings in public buildings. (britannica.com)