Recent Examples of asbestos from the Web
Kittleman, who has been working since he was elected in 2014 to have the building be turned over to the county, has set aside $500,000 in this year’s budget for renovations and removal of asbestos in the building.
Sargent was terminated after revealing concerns about handling of lead and asbestos at the campus, according to the Shepler’s complaint.
The cleanup exposed mold and asbestos, Kerr said, and the family — a single mom with four kids — was ordered to vacate.
The asbestos cases are part of more than 9,000 claims facing J&J alleging its talc products cause cancer.
No asbestos was found in any of the talc samples, the agency said.
Brown said the bids were reviewed but contractors were unsure of the demolition price because of potential asbestos issues.
The claims rest on the fact that talc, a clay mineral, is often found in deposits alongside asbestos ore, which definitely is a cancer risk.
The plaintiffs in this case—one of several related lawsuits playing out across the country—argued that asbestos in some of the brand’s baby and body powders led them to develop ovarian cancer.
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A grayish mineral that separates readily into long, flexible fibers, asbestos was used in the past to make brake linings, insulation, roofing shingles, floor and ceiling tiles, cement pipes, and other building materials. Asbestos fabrics were used for safety apparel and theater curtains. In the 1970s, it was found that prolonged inhalation of the tiny asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases. In 1989, the US Government instituted a gradual ban on the manufacture, use, and export of most products made with asbestos.
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Definition of asbestos for English Language Learners
: a soft gray mineral that does not burn, that was used especially as a building material in the past, and that can cause serious diseases of the lungs when people breathe its dust
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