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A mineral fiber once commonly used for its fire-retarding and insulation properties. It was widely employed in insulation, roofing, floor tiles, household products, and appliances. After extensive studies,the Environmental Protection Agency determined that asbestos caused lung and stomach cancer in people exposed to it over long periods of time.If real property contains asbestos in it,most lenders will require removal,or a firm commitment for removal,before they will fund any loans to buy or renovate the property. Real estate agents are required to disclose the presence of asbestos on property, if known. Asbestos removal is generally accomplished by specially trained and licensed asbestos abatement contractors.

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Unlike Type I AC pipes, silica was added to the mixture of asbestos fibers and Portland cement during the manufacturing of Type II AC pipes.
Early on during studies of experimental animals exposed by inhalation to asbestos fibers, it was recognized that fiber length was a determining factor in pathogenicity.
The principal aim of this paper is to estimate the risks of the morbidity of the asbestos-related lung cancer in the general population of Poles as the result of increased exposure to asbestos fibers which occurs during the removal and disposal of asbestos-cement products in Poland.
First, a universal requirement for finding a certain number of asbestos fibers in lung tissue to confirm asbestos exposure fails to recognize that chrysotile asbestos, the predominant form of asbestos in the world markets today is well documented to have only a short residence time in lung tissue [2-8].
Some types of asbestos fibers are still in use in many parts of the world today (Azari et al.
We excluded these cases from our analysis of the relationship between fibrosis score and commercial asbestos fiber count.
However, he says, the new findings suggest that in a dividing cell, endosomes with small asbestos fibers would continue to scoot along the tubule roadway, but away from the region of the dividing chromosomes.
Analysis of asbestos fiber burden in lung tissue from mesothelioma patients.
Impact of Asbestos: Asbestos fibers most often accumulate in lung tissues and in the membrane lining the lungs called the pleura.
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