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Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: Asbestos "quicklime" from Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") describes any of a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of Asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. Asbestos occurs naturally in many forms (see below); it is mined from metamorphic deposits.

Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos "quicklime" from Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") describes any of a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. Asbestos occurs naturally in many forms (see below); it is mined from metamorphic deposits.
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Plans to close East College for asbestos abatement this summer will force professors to temporarily relocate their offices. “Asbestos is located in several areas within East College (attic, basement and several chases) that are accessed by maintenance staff,” explained Associate Vice President of Facilities ...
Angry parents have raised fears after their children's school was forced to close for two days due to asbestos problems. It comes as Copeland's MP Trudy Harrison has called for Whitehaven Academy to be demolished and rebuilt - and students to move to temporary classrooms on site until work is ...

The Whitehaven Academy is closed for a second day after materials in the building containing asbestos were found to have been disturbed. The Bright Tribe Trust said air has been tested in the affected areas, which are now safe under UK HSE legislation. The academy remains closed while a thorough ...
An old asbestos cache has been discovered on a West Coast beach. Rough weather this year, including the remains of ex-cyclone Gita in February, have exposed the old dump site on the foreshore near Hector, about 30 kilometres north of Westport. The West Coast Regional Council and the Buller District ...
BLOOMINGTON — Asbestos will have to be removed before a burned-out apartment building in east Bloomington can be demolished by the owner. In March ... "There is asbestos within the building so they have to have an asbestos plan of action for removal," said city Deputy Corporation Counsel Angela ...
But parents say the presence of asbestos in a classroom was first reported as long ago as October 2017. Representatives from the trust which runs the school have confirmed the investigation and issued a statement. Mums and dads say they are worried the material has been disturbed by workmen who ...

Law360 (April 24, 2018, 2:05 PM EDT) -- In Foglia v. Moore Dry Dock Co., a California appellate court recently upheld the trial court's granting of summary judgment in a secondary exposure asbestos case where the plaintiffs could offer no admissible evidence that the decedent's father worked around asbestos-containing ...
A fence surrounds the former Mid-City Lanes bowling alley at 20 Cedar St. in Kingston, N.Y., on Tuesday while asbestos-removal work is carried out. ... KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Asbestos removal has begun at a vacant bowling alley in Midtown that's due for demolition to make room for an apartment and ...
The discovery of asbestos has temporarily closed a troubled school. Whitehaven Academy in Cumbria said a routine survey found "there had been a disturbance to building materials containing asbestos". In a statement on the school's website, the Bright Tribe Trust, which runs it, said "swift and effective ...
Scientists with the United States Geology Survey (USGS) have created a hand-held spectrometer to determine if vermiculite insulation contains deadly amphibole asbestos. The recent innovation should provide a time-saving technique for commercial and home inspectors. Currently, inspectors must send ...
After a nine-week trial, the jury on Friday found all three companies were reckless and liable for Pietro Macaluso's personal injury claim related to his exposure to the carcinogen, as well as his two children's wrongful death claim. Macaluso came into contact with asbestos-containing boilers during his.
We will discuss the link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer in this article. Vocal cords are found in larynx which is located in the upper part of the trachea. The vocal cords join and meet together and vibrate appropriately, so if there is the change in the voice, it demonstrates an early manifestation of something ...
(ANSA) - Turin, April 18 - A Turin appeals court on Wednesday acquitted all the defendants in a trial over the alleged asbestos-related deaths of workers at Olivetti's Ivrea plant near the northern Italian city. The ruling reverses convictions for former Olivetti chief Carlo De Benedetti and his brother Franco, ...
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - A US$117 million (S$153.4 million) verdict against Johnson & Johnson and a supplier in favour of a man who said his asbestos-related cancer was caused by long-term use of J&J's Baby Powder could open a new front for thousands of cases claiming the widely-used product ...
Authorities in the Netherlands have started testing make-up products containing talc on the national market, after they found two contained tremolite asbestos. The general investigation began in response to the announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration that it would be looking into reports of ...
At the time, he had used James Hardie asbestos cement sheets to build a 56.7m fence around his Stonyfell home. That court ruled James Hardie “knew asbestos could kill end-users” at the time Mr Latz was exposed but “failed” to warn consumers. It also ruled the company “was motivated by its thirst for ...
Amphibole asbestos on the other hand, is needle-like. Both types of common asbestos have been linked to cancer. The main desirable qualities of asbestos has been their strength, resistance to heat, chemical corrosion and being poor conductors of electricity. Hence due to these qualities, asbestos has ...

There's growing pressure on the Government and local authorities to do more to remove asbestos from schools. It's thought asbestos is present in virtually all schools built between 1950 and 2000 - and according to the campaign group 'I Asbestos in Schools', 40,000 people have died as a result of ...
Cancer experts have known for decades that asbestos causes mesothelioma. Yet, only 2 to 10 percent of people with prolonged asbestos exposure are diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, the most common type of the disease. Researchers want to know how the disease actually happens, and what this ...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier have been hit with a $37 million verdict in compensatory damages over claims that a New Jersey man contracted a deadly form of cancer from using the healthcare giant's talc powder products that contained asbestos. A jury in Middlesex ...
Students and teachers have returned to Indiana Avenue School Number 18 in Iselin after asbestos and mold concerns moved them from the school twice. There is a total of about 600 students and teachers at Woodbridge's largest elementary school. The school was closed twice in the past two months, ...
Professor Ken Takahashi, director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) says the travel risks have not previously been considered by researchers. "But in the case of travel, one can assume that the exposure level is low and the duration of exposure is short. Therefore, the risk would be small," ...
Asbestos has been recognized as a leading cause of occupational disease because exposure most often occurs in the workplace. The World Health Organization has estimated 125 million people are exposed to the toxin at work globally. Though asbestos use is more regulated in the United States today, ...
Tests have revealed no traces of asbestos in samples taken from Lance Holt Primary School in Fremantle's West End, after work at a demolition site across the road was halted Tuesday morning over concerns about the presence of the deadly mineral fibre. Work at the former Fremantle Workers Club will ...
Foster Wheeler LLC failed to shake asbestos exposure claims by the estate of a shipyard worker who allegedly worked in close proximity to the company's boilers. Because the ships were new when machinist Robert Hilt worked in the boiler rooms, the estate's claim that he was exposed to the original ...
Asbestos contained in fibre cement, discovered during refurbishment of one of Chelsea Primary School's buildings, has been removed over Easter. Asbestos has been removed from an Auckland primary school, after leaky building repairs revealed the asbestos in one of its buildings.
Clean-up workers spray an adhesive over asbestos-contaminated material in the wake of the bushfire at Tathra. Picture: AAP/Perry Duffin. Some in the Eden community have raised concerns over the Bega Valley Shire Council's (BVSC) decision to close the Eden Waste Depot to the general public from ...
During the summer, Tuscaloosa City Schools will remove nonthreatening asbestos from the tiling at Verner Elementary School. On Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved a contract with Tri-State Abatement, a Tuscaloosa-based asbestos removal firm, to remove tile and carpet from the ...
“The flooring tile throughout the building contains 2 percent Chrysotile asbestos and the associated black mastic contains 4 percent chrysotile asbestos. This material is in good condition, currently non-friable,” meaning that the materials are unlikely to release the asbestos into the air if left undisturbed, “and ...
Crews are nearing completion of the asbestos removal at the former AM&A's building in downtown Buffalo, but it took a lot more work and cost more than the New York City-based developers and their Buffalo contractors had expected. An investor group called Landco H&L is spending up to $70 million to ...
LITTLETON, CO – A kitchen remodel gone awry in a Littleton house left a young family stuck with replacing almost everything they own after their house was declared a "major asbestos spill." Chris and Natasha Mitchell hired a local handyman to scrape the "popcorn ceiling" of their 1972 Littleton home, ...
“It took many years, and efforts from many organizations, for a complete ban to be put in place,” epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Soeberg of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) told Asbestos.com. “But Australia's asbestos legacy will continue for many decades to come, posing an ongoing public ...
Primary exposure to asbestos happens to people who work with asbestos. This kind of exposure was common among men in the 20th century because they were more likely to be employed in labor jobs that used asbestos products. Secondary exposure to asbestos is more common among women and ...
However, Colorado law requires testing for asbestos in jobs like those, or for it to be treated like asbestos by a trained, certified General Abatement Contractor. In an email to Denver7, a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) spokesman states that the agency has "initiated an ...
A school in the Iselin section of Woodbridge will once again be closed due to asbestos. Parents of students at School 18 say that they wanted answers about the asbestos levels inside the school. The school was first closed for cleaning in February. But parents were told Tuesday night that new tests ...
“This discovery, coming just days before the tenants were supposed to be allowed home, is suspiciously timed,” says the latest press release from tenants. “Construction has been allegedly going on for over two months, but somehow asbestos is discovered in this old tenement building just days before the ...
The American accessories chain Claire's is in trouble again after Dutch health and safety authorities claim to have found mesothelioma-causing asbestos in makeup powder for teenage girls. The news was reported today by Dutch news outlet DutchNews.nl. According to the website, the ILT and NVWA ...
The Dutch health and safety authorities ILT and NVWA have ordered two types of make-up produced by American teenage accessories chain Claire's to be withdrawn from sale after it found traces of asbestos in the powder. The organisations said in a statement they have ordered the company to remove ...
In downtown East Point, at the city's Customer Care Center, there's a serious health concern which community activist Jean Wilson wants you to know about. "When they purchased it they knew it was in there," said Wilson. "They were made aware that asbestos was in the building. They can't say that they ...
SALEM — Four companies will pay the state up to $340,000 in a settlement tied to illegal asbestos work at Pioneer Terrace, one of the Salem Housing Authority's largest properties. The suit alleges the companies violated the state's clean air law and regulations while doing renovation work at Pioneer ...
In its heyday, asbestos was used in thousands of products and materials across many industries like construction, shipbuilding and automotive. Though today the mineral is imported mainly just for the chlor-alkali industry, regulations in the United States still allow for up to 1% of asbestos to be used for ...
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency confirmed Tuesday the Otis Hotel construction has been halted for issues with asbestos. Lisa Woodard, the communications manager for the agency, said after an unannounced inspections in March, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency saw discrepancies in ...
Travelers Cos. Inc. and Crum & Forster Holdings Corp. Inc. units have prevailed in litigation over a now-defunct asbestos distributor, with an appeals court upholding a lower court's ruling that their coverage limits are exhausted. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ruled in favor of ...
Asbestos filings fell in 2017, and it didn't matter whether they were brought over mesothelioma, lung cancer or other forms of cancer, according to consulting firm KCIC. The report, released this month, found that there were 4,450 asbestos filings last year, compared to 4,812 in 2016 and 5,336 in 2015, the ...
Six vintage Maserati sportscars meant to take part in an Australian tour will be sent back overseas because it's unclear if they contain asbestos. The cars were brought from England for the seven-night Maserati Global Gathering, which began in Torquay on Tuesday. But instead of being driven from the ...
Checks for asbestos, which is considered carcinogenic material by the World Health Organization, is only obligatory in seven of the Istanbul districts ahead of demolition works, experts have warned. “When we have a look at the data from the seven municipalities [where checks on asbestos are obligatory] ...
Several of the papers have dramatic pictures of the fire which engulfed a Glasgow nightclub. The Herald talks of gridlock and evacuations as the blaze took hold of the building in the city centre on Thursday morning. It also warns of fears over asbestos fumes. The Daily Record has a picture of shoppers on ...
Most people know that asbestos is not something you want to get near to if you can possibly help it. But unfortunately you may also know that asbestos has been built into plenty of buildings, which isn't ideal when we know now how dangerous it is. So why is asbestos dangerous? And more to the point, ...
Health studies have found that there was no direct evidence for long-term effects from fires related to asbestos. Experts generally say that as long as proper clean-up procedures are used there should be no significant public health risk from asbestos exposures from large-scale fires. The main health effect ...
The story of asbestos in Claire's products first broke in December after the Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI), a private laboratory, tested 17 products from 9 different Claire's stores across the country. The tests revealed high amounts of asbestos in a variety of the products including blush, eye shadow, and ...


 

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