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Other changes identified in the E.P.A. documents narrow the definitions of certain chemicals, including asbestos.
A day earlier, the panel called for $21.7 million in compensatory damages for plaintiff Joanne Anderson, who suffers from mesothelioma, a lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure.
Similar cases are making their way through court, some involving asbestos exposure.
Goods no longer made in Huntington have a place beneath the table: an ice cream tub, a car-wash roller, asbestos brake pads.
Remove and wash dusty clothing as soon as possible to avoid dispersing asbestos inside your house.
The most likely explanation is that many carcinogens are mixing together: adding radon or asbestos to smoking pushes the risk up to 300 times higher than normal, and Tucker thinks the same is likely true for arsenic and chromium.
The state has been preparing to knock down the building for nearly two years, including removing asbestos and other hazardous materials.
The two minerals are often mined near each other, although the company said asbestos was removed from its product in the 1970s.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of 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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