Recent Examples of asbestos from the Web
Manion says a main driver for the change was the fact his Boston firm had developed two distinct business lines, commercial litigation and product liability work, primarily defending asbestos claims.
Goldberg Miller & Rubin represents clients in the areas of insurance defense, hospital and health system liability, general and premises liability, professional and medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, toxic tort, and asbestos litigation.
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart and is typically caused by exposure to asbestos.
In December, Claire's pulled several items marketed to children from store shelves over concerns of asbestos contamination.
Luther said $225,000 of that was used for asbestos abatement when the Ambassador Apartments building in Gary was demolished in 2015.
The Trenton Chemical facility made paints, sealers, adhesives and asbestos-containing brake components until its 1990 closure.
Carbon monoxide detectors are another safety mechanism to put in homes, and families should be mindful of asbestos, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
The gravel sources and mine area contain naturally occurring asbestos, a severe human health hazard.
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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
ASBESTOS Defined for English Language Learners
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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