• fibrous
  • 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)
  • 1980s
  • 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)
  • Since the 1980s various substitutes for asbestos have been developed for use in many products. (britannica.com)
  • 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)
  • flame-retardant
  • In the 19th century it was used in manufacturing as insulation and as a flame retardant. (diamondcertified.org)
  • Asbestos was used in some products for its heat resistance, and in the past was used on electric oven and hotplate wiring for its electrical insulation at elevated temperature, and in buildings for its flame-retardant and insulating properties, tensile strength, flexibility, and resistance to chemicals. (tcmwell.com)
  • 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)
  • 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. (hubpages.com)
  • 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)
  • litigation
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • Considerable international controversy exists regarding the perceived rights and wrongs associated with litigation on compensation claims related to asbestos exposure and alleged subsequent medical consequences. (makedifferences.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. (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)
  • include asbestos
  • 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)
  • hazardous
  • The Canadian renovations have been ongoing for some while and include measures for removing hazardous asbestos insulation from the interior walls to make the building fit for human occupancy. (britishasbestosnewsletter.org)
  • 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)
  • Hazardous materials like asbestos can cause serious health problems. (diamondcertified.org)
  • cancer
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Asbestos exposure and the onset of cancer are generally separated by about 40 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asbestos is also able to cause cancer [a carcinogen], though it is probably no more dangerous than smoking. (tcmwell.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • widespread
  • Asbestos use has been widespread within the shipbuilding industry, railway industry and by companies for use as insulation, for example on boilers or pipework. (docplayer.net)
  • minerals
  • Asbestos (the name originating from a Greek word meaning "inextinguishable) is the commercial name given to a set of six natural silicate minerals. (hubpages.com)
  • Asbestos is a group of minerals that are known for their flexibility and fire resistance. (neocorporation.com)
  • disease
  • On 1 April 2004 Linda Reinstein and Doug Larkin founded the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation after both losing loved ones to Asbestos Related Disorders. (hubpages.com)
  • In 2015 about 60,800 people had mesothelioma and 32,000 died from the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Remember, you are not alone and AMAA can put you in contact with people who are in a similar situation and have been affected by asbestos disease. (docplayer.net)