crocidolite

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crocidolite

/cro·cid·o·lite/ (kro-sid´o-līt) an amphibole type of asbestos that causes asbestosis as well as mesotheliomas and other cancers.
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I also seriously wonder if the teachers who have passed away from lung cancer already actually died due to the blue asbestos.
For the first 10 years of his job, in order to lay telephone wiring into various premises, Dennis worked with cables made from blue asbestos.
Ms Ashton said the car battery production department was also quite close to the MILAM shop where blue asbestos was mixed.
Commonly white and brown asbestos in floor tiles, plastic toilet cisterns, artex coatings and blue asbestos in asbestos cement products.
Mr Mann described his job welding in a room while a colleague sprayed deadly blue asbestos on the walls.
So far, the study has been focused to blue asbestos (Crocidolite), a part of the amphibole group of asbestos minerals that were used in such products as ceiling tiles and thermal insulation, before being banned in most of the Western world by the mid-Eighties.
Australia and South Africa are the only countries to have mined crocidolite or blue asbestos.
The potentially lethal blue asbestos has been found in the 10-storey block at Bootle's Alliance & Leicester bank.
Alida Coates, of Birmingham-based law firm Irwin Mitchell, said: "The reality is that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, whether that is white asbestos, brown asbestos or blue asbestos.
The only exposure she had to blue asbestos, an inquest heard, was from the overalls of workers who passed through her office.
5 hours every day in the shop's second-floor stock room, where the walls had been sprayed with materials that included blue asbestos.
The pathological effects of asbestos had been observed in Europe as early as 1912, and by 1960 British health authorities had confirmed that blue asbestos caused mesothelioma.