• 1980s
  • Since the 1980s various substitutes for asbestos have been developed for use in many products. (britannica.com)
  • By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos trade and use were heavily restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since asbestos-related disease has been identified by the medical profession in the late 1920s, workers' compensation cases were filed and resolved in secrecy, with a flood of litigation starting in the United States in the 1970s, and culminating in the 1980s and 1990s. (wikipedia.org)
  • cement building
  • Examples include: Asbestos cement building products such as flat fibro sheets, corrugated fibro roof sheets and fibro guttering Asbestos insulation products Asbestos brake linings and brake pads Asbestos floor tiles Many of the above products were extensively used in Australia and are still present in many homes today. (docplayer.net)
  • fibre
  • Though valued since ancient times for its resistance to fire, asbestos fibre did not achieve commercial importance until the 19th century. (britannica.com)
  • 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)
  • 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. (britannica.com)
  • These materials are unlikely to release measurable levels of airborne asbestos fibre into the environment if they are undisturbed. (wikidot.com)
  • contact with asbestos
  • He found that the risk for cancer extended to anyone who came in contact with asbestos products before, during or after manufacture. (asbestos.com)
  • A 2003 study of taconite miners concluded that the most likely cause of 14 of the 17 cases of mesothelioma among miners on the iron range was contact with asbestos. (wikipedia.org)
  • South Africa
  • As Wagner's research uncovered increasing evidence of the link between asbestos and mesothelioma, the asbestos industry in South Africa invested in new mines and mills to meet the growing global demand. (asbestos.com)
  • tiles
  • It is found most frequently as a fire retardant in thermal insulation products, asbestos insulating board and ceiling tiles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asbestos can be found in tiles, insulation, paint, and cement as well as other items. (diamondcertified.org)
  • Examples of non-friable ACM include asbestos cement products (flat, profiled and corrugated sheeting used in walls, ceilings and roofs, moulded items such as downpipes) and vinyl floor tiles. (wikidot.com)
  • litigation
  • 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. (makedifferences.org)
  • Litigation related to asbestos injuries and property damages has been claimed to be the longest-running mass tort in U.S. history. (wikipedia.org)
  • silicate
  • Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: i.e. 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • occupationally
  • Only eight of the 33 people diagnosed with the rare cancer had been occupationally exposed to asbestos , but 20 of the remaining 25 lived near the mines as infants. (asbestos.com)
  • Friable
  • Friable asbestos (or loosely bound materials) was used for sound proofing, fire proofing, lagging and insulation on stoves, heaters and hot water systems. (470asbestos.com.au)
  • Friable materials must only be handled and removed by an asbestos removalist with Class A Asbestos Removal Licence. (wikidot.com)
  • Examples of friable asbestos-containing materials include sprayed on fire retardants, insulation (eg. (wikidot.com)
  • Non-friable', or bonded ACM is used to refer to ACM in which the asbestos is firmly bound in the matrix of the material. (wikidot.com)
  • pneumoconiosis
  • In 1954, the South African government appointed Wagner to the Pneumoconiosis Research Unit in Johannesburg to explore the problem of occupational disease among asbestos mine workers. (asbestos.com)
  • Severe pressure from the industry to cease asbestos-related disease research drove him to return to the U.K., where he accepted a position at a Pneumoconiosis Unit at Llandough Hospital. (asbestos.com)
  • Compensation
  • 38 Industrial Injuries Scheme The Diffuse Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payment Scheme The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payment Scheme st October 2008 sufferers of Diffuse Mesothelioma who have been exposed to asbestos in the UK but are unable to claim compensation from other sources, for example, women who had washed their husband s clothes, or the self-employed. (docplayer.net)
  • Employers are generally liable to pay compensation for periods of employment after June This is the date when employers ought to have been aware of the dangers of asbestos and ought to have protected employees. (docplayer.net)
  • cancer
  • Let us put you in front of a doctor who specializes in treating your form of cancer. (asbestos.com)
  • After his death in 2000, the British Press touted Wagner as an outstanding international authority on asbestos-related cancer. (asbestos.com)
  • Cancer of the lung, gastrointestinal tract, kidney and larynx have been linked to asbestos. (makedifferences.org)
  • Cancer associated with asbestos Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). (wikipedia.org)
  • End the Trade in Asbestos Cancer! (asbestosfreeindia.org)
  • Asbestos is classified according to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) as Carcinogenicity Category 1A (May cause cancer). (wikidot.com)
  • abatement
  • Environmental Remedies, Inc. (ERI) is an asbestos and lead abatement contractor that serves residential and commercial clients throughout Northern California. (diamondcertified.org)
  • dangers
  • During that period of Wagner's denial, the asbestos industry also began a massive campaign to counter mounting scientific evidence of the dangers of asbestos. (asbestos.com)