The High Commercial Use of Asbestos in Construction
– … The EPA has constantly lobbied for the ban on asbestos. They proposed a “reduction in public exposure to asbestos over the next 15 years would ultimately prevent at least 1900 cancer deaths.” To understand how asbestos works you need to know that its fibrous and flame resistant. The real problem is when it becomes airborne by being disturbed, for example sledged or paved. It’s invisible to the human eye because it’s microscopic. When asbestos is airborne people inhale the fibers, thus attacking and scratching the lungs….
What is Asbestos?
– INTRODUCTION Asbestos has been used since prehistoric times and there is archaeological evidence from Finland, pottery containing asbestos fibres dating from 2500 BC (Mcculloch, 1986). Where asbestos fibres were mixed with clay to form stronger ceramic utensils and pots (Benarde, 1990), the ancient Greeks used it to make lamp wicks and other fireproof items. However, the romans wove asbestos fibres into fabrics to make towels, nets and even head coverings for women (Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia, 1995, p.10)….
Worker Health and Safety in Bangladesh
– Workers Health and Safety Not only do the United States Companies have obligations to workers who produce apparel they market. More importantly, these Americans businesses have authority to correct unlawful violations. In addition, customers rely on merchants’ good will and standing when evaluating the makers of their products. For example, according to Sherman (2013), those global clothing buyers, mainly the United States companies, have a job to execute guaranteeing security of Bangladesh’s apparel workers”….
– Asbestos What is asbestos you ask. Well asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin, and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth. Because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in thousands if consumer, industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building products. During the twentieth century, some 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings in the United States….
Taking a Look at Asbestos
– … Newer buildings may also contain asbestos without anyone’s knowledge. In addition, the production and disposal of asbestos is a source of health hazard that distresses the livelihood of human beings. The percentage of the freely occurring asbestos minerals in the environment has a minimum impact on the health safety of individuals. Overall, the analytical category of political economy proved challenging as it posed many more negative impacts than positive impacts of asbestos. Asbestos became a regulation issue in the early 1970s when exposure to it was linked to adverse worker health effects…. ;