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HSL investigation refutes asbestos claims over safe cement

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) have investigated claims that chrysotile in asbestos cement changes into a non-asbestos fibrous material called Casitile. The claims also suggested that this process is 100% efficient and no chrysotile asbestos remains in the matrix and no release of airborne chrysotile fibres can occur.

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A Glossary of Asbestos Related Terms Please click on the alphabetical menu items above to view our extensive range of asbestos industry, asbestos medical, and other asbestos ...

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A.C.B.MAsbestos-containing building material. Means surfacing ACM, thermal system insulation ACM, or miscellaneous ACM that is found in or on interior structural members or other ...

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BiopsyA tissue sample removed and analyzed to determine the presence of cancer cells. Blue AsbestosA fibrous, lavender-blue mineral which, although used less in construction and ...

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CancerA cellular tumor which normally leads to premature death of its host unless controlled. CAR2006the Control of Asbestos Regulations, enacted in 2006 CarcinogenA substance ...

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Damaged Friable Miscellaneous ACMFriable miscellaneous ACM which has deteriorated or sustained physical injury such that the internal structure (cohesion) of the material is ...

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Electron MicroscopyA method of asbestos sample analysis which utilizes an electron beam to differentiate between fibres. Emergency Renovation OperationA renovation operation that ...

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FabricatingAny processing (e.g. cutting, sawing, drilling) of a manufactured product that contains commercial asbestos, with the exception of processing at temporary sites (field ...

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Glove bagA manufactured or fabricated device consisting of a bag constructed of a minimum thickness of 6 mil plastic or other impervious material, tow inward-projecting long-sleeve ...

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Half Mask High EfficiencyA respirator which covers one-half of the wearer's face and is equipped with filter capable of screening out 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 ...

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In Poor ConditionThe binding of the asbestos containing material is losing its integrity as indicated by peeling, cracking, or crumbling of the material. Inactive Waste Disposal ...

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Latency periodThe time elapsed from exposure to a carcinogen to the onset of disease. The latency period between exposure to asbestos to development of mesothelioma can last from ...

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Make-up AirSupplied or recirculated air to offset the air that has already been exhausted from an area. MalfunctionAny sudden and unavoidable failure of air pollution ...

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Negative PressureAn atmosphere created in a work area enclosure such that airborne fibres will tend to be drawn through the filtration system rather than leak out into the ...

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Operations and Maintenance Program (OMP)A program of work practices to maintain friable ACBM in good condition, ensure clean up of asbestos fibres previously released, and prevent ...

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Peritoneal MesotheliomaCancer caused by inhaled asbestos fibres that affects the membrane lining the abdomen. PeritoneumThe lining between your bowel and the abdominal and pelvic ...

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Qualitative Fit TestA method of testing a respirator\'s face-to-facepiece seal by covering the inhalation or exhalation valves and either breathing in or out to determine the ...

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RadiotherapyThe use of irradiation to destroy malignant tumour cells.  Random SampleAn asbestos sample drawn in such a way that there is no set pattern and is designed to ...

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Serpentine AsbestosAsbestos characterized by curly fibres with a layered or tiered structure. Chrysotile, or white asbestos, is a member of the serpentine group and is also the ...

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Thermal System InsulationMaterial applied to pipes, fittings, boilers, breeching, tanks, ducts, or other interior structural components to prevent heat loss or gain, or water ...

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UKASUnited Kingdom Accreditation Service, this is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations ...

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VermiculiteA micaceous mineral that is sometimes used as a substitute for asbestos which is lightweight and highly water-absorbent. VibrationThe periodic motion of ...

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WashroomA room between the asbestos work area and the clean room in the equipment decontamination enclosure system where workers shower. Waste Generator (asbestos)Any owner or ...

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