• 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)
  • Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral with long, thin fibrous crystals. (tcmwell.com)
  • 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)
  • pleural effusion
  • Shortness of breath, cough, and pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space (pleural effusion) are often symptoms of pleural mesothelioma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mesothelioma that affects the pleura can cause these signs and symptoms: Chest wall pain Pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung Shortness of breath Fatigue or anemia Wheezing, hoarseness, or a cough Blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up (hemoptysis) In severe cases, the person may have many tumor masses. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • silicate
  • 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)
  • citation needed
  • citation needed] These symptoms may be caused by mesothelioma or by other, less serious conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms include:[citation needed] Abdominal pain Ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen A mass in the abdomen Problems with bowel function Weight loss Pericardial mesothelioma is not well characterized, but observed cases have included cardiac symptoms, specifically constrictive pericarditis, heart failure, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac tamponade. (wikipedia.org)
  • diffuse
  • 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)
  • extensively
  • Its natural fire-resisting characteristics as well as its insulating properties made it extremely popular and asbestos was used extensively in the building of hospitals, schools and residential homes. (hubpages.com)
  • cause
  • Asbestos is also able to cause cancer [a carcinogen], though it is probably no more dangerous than smoking. (tcmwell.com)
  • 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)