Asbestos: its special attributes and uses

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LC ClassificationsTN 930 A8 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22005339M

The characteristics and discovery of the unique fibrous minerals known as asbestos are considered in this book. A discussion of the major uses of these materials in the past follows.

The epidemiology of the diseases asbestos cause and the risk associated with exposure are then discussed. Asbestos is thought to have been discovered and used in Ancient Greece over four thousand years ago, with the earliest uses including cremation cloths and perpetual lamp wicks.

7 The name itself originates with the Roman natural philosopher Pliny the Elder, and his use of “asbestinon,” Latin for “unquenchable.” 8 In his Natural History, Pliny describes asbestos as the Cited by: 2. Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals composed of soft, flexible fibers that are heat-resistant.

Asbestos is still used in hundreds of U.S. consumer products. Its use is allowed as long as it accounts for less than 1% of the product. Exposure to asbestos causes cancers and other diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring thin crystalline long fiber which when used for the preparation of concrete improves the fresh and hardened properties of concrete such as compressive and flexural strength. In the construction industry, it finds its application in heat and acoustic insulation, fireproofing, roofing and flooring jobs.

The EPA asbestos web site contains general information on asbestos sources, exposure and health effects, what to do if you suspect asbestos, training, and laws and regulations. Introduction to the Production & Uses of Asbestos Fabrics. Next to the asbestos-cement industry, probably the most important use of asbestos is in the manufacture of yarn and cloth.

These textiles are used in such different products as safety clothing, packings. These uses are prohibited until EPA conducts a thorough review of the notice and puts in place any necessary restrictions or prohibits use. Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT; FRL 40 CFR Parts 9 and – Restrictions on Discontinued Uses of Asbestos; Asbestos-Containing Materials in.

Asbestos boasts some striking qualities — it is strong, flexible and resistant to heat, weather and most chemicals. It can be used as a thermal, electrical and acoustic insulator.

The mineral fibre. Asbestos is an excellent electrical insulator and is highly heat-resistant, so for many years it was used as a building material. However, it is now a well-known health and safety hazard and the use of asbestos as a building material is illegal in many countries. The use of asbestos in many products surged during the 20th century, and asbestos exposure continues despite a sharp reduction in production since the s.

Asbestos is an established cause of mesothelioma, an uncommon cancer that arises in the mesothelial cells lining the chest and abdominal cavities, and of lung cancer.

Asbestos has been used in products, such as insulation for pipes (steam lines for example), floor tiles, building materials, and in vehicle brakes and clutches. Asbestos includes the mineral fibers chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, actinolite and any of these materials that have been chemically treated or altered.

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On an MPCa for. Asbestos is usually defined as a collective mineralogical term encompassing the asbestiform varieties of various minerals, and as an industrial product obtained by mining and processing primarily asbestiform minerals. The primary forensic issue associated with asbestos is determining its presence and distinguishing asbestos from non-asbestos.

A: Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring minerals that separate into very strong, fine fibers. There are several kinds of asbestos, all of which are heat resistant and extremely durable. It is these qualities that made asbestos very useful in industry.

At one time, asbestos was considered the perfect construction material. Mined and used in North America since the late s, asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral that has both fire-resistant and insulating qualities.

Little wonder that it seemed a natural choice for providing soundproofing and insulation around steam pipes and furnace ducts, in vinyl floor tile, between framing and wallboard, and in attic or roofing materials.

Asbestos is a term applied to several mineral species when they occur in a fibrous form (asbestiform). When the mineral species are asbestiform, they have the physical characteristics associated with asbestos, such as large aspect ratio of fibers, flexibility, separability and weavability of fibers, and chemical and physical durability.

However, in addition to those common properties, each. Because asbestos was used in so many building materials and common household products, many homes built before the s contain asbestos.

People who live in older homes, as well as those who work on renovations, repairs, and demolition, may be exposed to the dangerous fibers when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed.

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Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress inthe. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once widely used as building insulation and flame retardant. Those uses ceased as its carcinogenic qualities became known, but it is still used in the chlorine industry, for some automotive brakes and in ceiling and roof tiles.

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Our HTML. Asbestos Of Asbestos Between And Words | 5 Pages. heat resistant. Therefore, it was used in many building materials such as insulation for building and electrical, mixed with cement, and used in fabric or mats.

The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. According. At one time, asbestos was the material of choice to fireproof buildings.

Made of magnesium and silicon oxides, it was both flame retardant and kept plaster from falling off the walls. When the truth dawned that asbestos was a potent carcinogen, it had been in use for decades and widely installed in homes, offices, and schools.

Usually asbestos was used as fire-proofing, so is more commonly found in sheds, possibly kitchens and in/around fireplaces. It was used a lot in public buildings in the 50s, 60s and early 70s because of its fire-proofing qualities.

Prized for its heat-resistant and strengthening qualities, asbestos was widely used in Quebec. Photo by Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS Zero: There is. However, until the s, many types of building products and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos.

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For more information on the 's and 's bans, click here. Asbestos was mined and used commercially in North America beginning in the late s. Its use increased greatly during World War II. In asbestos textile factories, the use of asbestos increased when the operations of J Chemical, Asia's largest textile factory located in Busan, was transferred from Tatsuta of Nichias in Japan and Rex in Germany to Korea in andrespectively.

In s, the portion of occupational groups over f/cc exposure increased compared with.

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Ross M., Nolan RP: History of asbestos discovery and use and asbestos-related disease in context with the occurrence of asbestos within ophiolite complexes: In: Ophiolite Concept and the Evolution of Geological Thought Geo Soc Amer ; —   The government estimates 2, metric tons of asbestos is used annually in US manufacturing, 14 and scant data are available on the amount of asbestos imported into the United States in the form of asbestos-containing products manufactured elsewhere.

8,15 In addition, despite active removal efforts, an estimated million construction- and. After training, students will be required by their employers to obtain medical clearance in accordance with OSHA if they will use respiratory protection as part of their job duties.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND. Potential Florida Licensed Asbestos Contractors or Florida Licensed Asbestos Consultants must attend to meet a portion of their licensure.

Asbestos has been widely used in commercial applications because of its heat resistance, tensile strength, insulating and friction characteristics, as well as its ability to be woven. Asbestos is released into the environment by natural and anthropogenic sources.

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