Occupational Exposure to Asbestos
– History Occupational disease is defined as the disease that arises from the situations to which a specific type of worker is exposed, and the disease must be acquired as a natural incident of a particular occupation. Asbestos which was used extensively till the early 1980s across main industries is one such agent which can cause severe health hazards to the workers that are exposed to it. Although almost everyone is exposed to it; as it is present in low levels in air, water, and soil, the health effects are usually only seen in people exposed to it for a longer duration of time mainly at a job site (Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk)….
Asbestos Removal from Old Structures
– A contractor is renovating an old building into apartments. As he tears down existing drywall he notices there is Asbestos inside the walls. Asbestos is very deadly when it is airborne and since this is intended to be a home for families with small children it must be removed. This research paper is going to talk about the hazards of Asbestos. It may cause and how to remove it and talk about what Asbestos is. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that has been used in many different things. It was first used around the 1879 in Quebec Canada.* It was used a great deal until the 1980`s when it was determined that it caused throat and lung cancer.* The most common way that Asbestos was used was in i…
– 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….
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)….