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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.

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A Claire's representative followed up with our Scripps affiliate TMJ 4 in Milwaukee after it sought comment regarding reports its children's makeup kits tested positive for asbestos. In a statement, a Claire's spokesperson said that reports that its make-up kits contained asbestos are false, based on test results ...
The Timaru District Council will be urged to replace at least 7km of water pipeline following an asbestos scare at Temuka. Councillors will be asked to approve the plan to replace pipes from the area just north of Winchester through to Temuka at an extraordinary council meeting next Friday. Council ...

The Ada City Council moved forward Tuesday with plans to remove asbestos from the Irving Center, which is slated for demolition. The council unanimously approved an agreement with the Noble-based company Midsouth Abatement Co. to remove materials containing asbestos from the building at 704 N.
A Claire's representative followed up with our Scripps affiliate TMJ 4 in Milwaukee after it sought comment regarding reports its children's makeup kits tested positive for asbestos. In a statement, a Claire's spokesperson said that reports that its make-up kits contained asbestos are false, based on test results ...
Study Shows Lake Mead Mice Became Sick from asbestos Boulder City, Nevada - A new study shows that even low doses of asbestos fibers found around the Lake Mead area make mice sick. The study was conducted to understand whether rocks in Boulder City are toxic and cause negative health effects.
The South Dakota Department of Environment and natural resources did not notify residents and neighbors of the former Copper Lounge building they might have been exposed to asbestos that was illegally removed from the building. Mike Fodness and his family lived in a residence above the former ...

National children's retailer Claire's has issued a recall of nine makeup products after reports surfaced they may contain cancer-causing asbestos fibers. The makeup contained traces of asbestos, according to a law firm which tested the products. asbestos is not used commercially in makeup, but can be ...
A divided Florida state appeals court ruled in favor of Bechtel Corp. in an asbestos liability case, reversing a lower court decision that Bechtel's failure to contact former employees as potential witnesses could be inferred in a negative light by a jury. Richard Batchelor, who worked at Juno Beach, ...
Claire's stores pulled 17 products from their shelves last week after researchers found asbestos in glitter, eye shadow and other cosmetics marketed to children. The findings by the Scientific Analytic Institute echo those of a study released last summer, which found asbestos in eight products sold by Justice.
Accessory and jewelry retailer Claire's has pulled children's makeup from its shelves after a Rhode Island mom discovered that a makeup set she bought for her daughter contained asbestos. Kristie Warner, of Barrington, sent a sample from her 6-year-old daughter's glittery makeup set to an independent ...
A permanent solution to Temuka's asbestos problem could cost millions of dollars, a Timaru District Council staff member says, with the replacement of a 7km pipe possible. A temporary filtration plant was installed before Christmas, after residents' water filters were clogged by asbestos in the town's water ...
asbestos has been used all over the world for more than 100 years in all types of manufacturing, from insulation to paper products. Its use in America is now back on the rise in spite of decades of evidence proving that the substance can lead to death. After the public became aware of the deadly nature of ...
A California jury recently awarded $22 million to the estate of a man exposed to asbestos-containing talc that was used in paint manufacturing, expanding the liability of those supplying the toxic ingredient. Plaintiff Richard Booker, who worked as a paint maker throughout his career, died of mesothelioma in ...
The bereaved widow of a former Leicester teacher has received a six figure sum after her husband was exposed to asbestos in the classroom. Julie Shaw's husband, Bryan Shaw, was a music teacher at Leicester Grammar school for 21 years until 2012. He worked at the school's former site, in the St ...
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts elementary school will be closed this week after a pipe burst over the holiday break and damaged ceiling tiles that contained asbestos. Fitchburg Superintendent Andre Ravenelle says the closure of Crocker Elementary School will allow the district to plan for a ...
Shortly after EWG Action Fund published the results of its 2015 report, it called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate asbestos contamination in children's crayons and toys. EWG urged the CPSC to order toy companies to stop using talc that might be contaminated with asbestos in ...
National children's retailer Claire's has issued a recall of nine makeup products after reports surfaced they may contain cancer-causing asbestos fibers. An inquiry from a Rhode Island-based mother sparked the recall. Curious about what was in her 6-year-old daughter's glitter makeup, Kristi Warner sent ...

Claire's, the popular kids' accessories chain, is pulling more than a dozen items from store shelves after a Rhode Island family found asbestos in their 6-year-old daughter's makeup. Watch the video to learn more. You can find a list of Claire's recalled items at ...
Mayor Mike Huether's administrative team learned of a local construction company illegally dumping asbestos in the city landfill through the media. According to correspondence sent to Huether and city councilors this week from the City Attorney's Office, Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill employees ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Claire's stores are pulling some children's makeup off their shelves over asbestos claims by a local mother and a Rhode Island law firm. Eyewitness News asked Claire's to respond to those claims and as a result, the retail chain said it will investigate and is taking action out of ...
Shortly after EWG Action Fund published the results of its 2015 report it called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate asbestos contamination in children's crayons and toys. EWG urged the CPSC to order toy companies to stop using talc that might be contaminated with asbestos in ...
A mother in America has discovered that a makeup kit from Claire's that was given to her six-year-old daughter contained asbestos. Kristi Warner, 30, from Rhode Island, said she felt compelled to investigate when she checked the ingredients on her daughter's glitter makeup kit from the US store, and saw ...
Fire and Emergency Southland area assistant commander Scott Lindsay said two hotel staff and the firefighters working in the hotel were decontaminated because there was a possibility they might have been exposed to asbestos. The room contained lagging, which was a type of heat insulation used on ...
SPENDING on asbestos removal in North Ayrshire Council has almost doubled in just a year. And the vast majority of the money being spent is on residential properties, tipping the scales at over £900,000. But North Ayrshire Council say the increase, which is up from around £500,000, is due to the ...
Just five months after reports of children's makeup at Justice testing positive for asbestos, it's happening again -- this time at the popular jewelry and accessories store Claire's. WJAR, an NBC news station in Rhode Island, reports that mom Kristi Warner was concerned about the safety of the kid's makeup ...
A report of cancer-causing asbestos in makeup spurred Claire's, the girls' clothes and beauty-trend chaser, to pull nine makeup products off the market. Atop the Product and Safety page of Claires.com is a statement from the company that reads in part: "...As a result of today's inquiry from WJAR-TV, we ...
A jury awarded approximately $174,00 to a whistleblower who was fired for reporting improper asbestos removal practices at asbestos abatement and demolition company Champagne Demolition, LLC. OSHA brought suit on his behalf under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the ...
The Libby Medical Plan Trust has paid out its final round of benefits and will give the remaining $7,600 to the Libby Food Pantry and the Libby senior citizens Center for the holiday season. The trust was created in 2012 to help provide medical benefits to those diagnosed with asbestos-related disease due ...
It turned out that McKenzie's makeup wasn't safe. Test results revealed tremolite asbestos, a toxic, cancer-causing material. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma. "Her response was, 'Am I going to die?'" Warner said of her daughter. "There's no right answer to that because I don't want to ...
The organization representing education worker unions in the United Kingdom has cautioned its members to avoid disturbing asbestos and endangering children when displaying Christmas decorations in school classrooms. The Joint Union asbestos Committee (JUAC) -- through the Department of ...
In the Wednesday night incident, police were called to Burroway Road at Wentworth Point to reports of a ute and a truck believed to be carrying materials that included asbestos. Two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested and taken to Auburn police Station, where they remained assisting police on Thursday ...
The plan in the auditorium and west wing is to seal the area off entirely and remove the asbestos. When that is finished, work crews will begin construction in the auditorium and demolition of the west wing. Changes to the auditorium include the addition of a balcony, removal and replacement of the ceiling ...
They're accused of using the cover of darkness to commit a dangerous crime, and today they were once again trying to hide - this time from the 9NEWS cameras. Gabrielle El Sleiman and Anas Koueider covered their faces as they made a run from Auburn police Station in western Sydney this morning, ...
A widow who believes her husband was exposed to asbestos is calling on his former colleagues to come forward with information about working conditions while he was employed at Rolls-Royce in Derby. Following his National Service with the Royal Artillery, Harold Jennings was employed by ...
For older homes, toxins like lead and asbestos can be a huge issue and not always so easy to identify. Thousands of homes still contain these dangerous materials today, and absentmindedly whacking a hammer at a wall without proper inspection first can put families and visitors to the home at risk of ...
asbestos fibres that lodge in the lungs can cause diseases including lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Banned in more than 60 countries, including all members of the EU, the carcinogenic material is still widely used in developing countries for ...
While doing the initial demolition, workers discovered asbestos conduit pipe inside the north and southbound sidewalks that hadn't been identified while planning the project's timeline. As a result, the contractor had to pause the demolition work to safely remove about 1,200 feet of pipe. That delay, along ...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spent nine months and $1.8 million in an asbestos cleanup project that failed to end the long-running contamination dispute between a business owner and local authorities in Springfield, Illinois. Despite the recent EPA cleanup of the former Pillsbury Mills plant, ...
29 ruling of the Brazil Supreme Federal Court that bans the mining, use, and commercialization of asbestos in Brazil. About 95% of the asbestos used in the U.S. in 2016 was imported from Brazil, with the rest coming from Russia. The chlor-alkali industry used nearly all of the material, or about 340 metric ...
asbestos has been found in the water supply of the South Canterbury town, Temuka, but the district council says expert medical advice is that the water is safe to drink. The Timaru District Council said testing found asbestos in the town water supply yesterday, RNZ has reported. The area's medical health ...
"The Central Coast is an asbestos hot spot and here we are sitting on our hands with full knowledge that we can make a difference," he said. Mayor Jane Smith and independent councillor Louise Greenaway voted with the Labor bloc of Richard Mehrtens, Jeff Sundstrom, Lisa Matthews, Kyle MacGregor, ...
scientists involved in the study of naturally occurring asbestos in Southern Nevada and nearby Arizona have concluded that exposure to the fibers should be kept to a minimum after tests on mice show they can contribute to pleural disease. "Low exposure caused health effects in mice, suggesting that we ...
A new paper by a researcher at Montana State University, in conjunction with two researchers at UNLV, tested the impact of exposure to low doses of asbestos fibers on mice - some fibers from Lake Mead and some from Libby, Montana, a town which has been virtually poisoned with asbestos by an old ...
consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive once again is paying for the alleged link between the company's Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder and deadly asbestos exposure. The New York-based company agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming a Pennsylvania woman developed mesothelioma after using ...
The piles of brick and the State Street sidewalk are fenced off, and the fence is covered every few feet with signs warning of the presence of asbestos. The asbestos, found unexpectedly during demolition, is in the process of being removed, said architect J.T. Pollard of Re4orm Architecture, the project ...
"asbestos is hazardous when it's dry and inhaled. However, the presence of asbestos fibres in drinking water doesn't pose a hazard for people drinking the water or using it for washing or showering. "People should dispose of any fibrous material carefully, as advised by Timaru District Council.".
Miami attorneys won an approximately $2.8 million asbestos verdict after securing a retrial based on a Florida Supreme Court decision that directed juries to use a more consumer-friendly test in strict products liability cases. The Nov. 28 verdict came seven years after the Ferraro Law Firm filed Font v.
According to the International Ban asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the vote makes Brazil the most populous country to ban asbestos. China, India and the United States -- countries with populations that surpass the South American nation -- still use chrysotile in some capacity. Although the U.S. no longer ...
City of Austin spokesperson David Green told KXAN there is no reason to believe that asbestos-containing material was disturbed during the inspection. But he added that construction workers did disturb dust particles when they moved ceiling tiles. The disturbed material didn't contain asbestos, bu was ...
The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an order creating an asbestos claims court to resolve hundreds of Libby asbestos-related cases pending in the state's trial courts. The cases have languished for years because W.R. Grace & Co. -- the owner of the defunct vermiculite mine near Libby that is ...


 

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