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Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin  ...

Asbestos: An Overview of What it Is & Exposure Risks - Asbestos.com

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Asbestos has near-magical, heat and fire-resistant properties. But it is a known cause of mesothelioma cancer and is banned by more than 50 countries.

Asbestos | US EPA

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Jul 14, 2016 ... EPA's Notification of Rules and Regulations Regarding the Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Structures, and Related Questions and Answers.

What Is Asbestos? - Mesothelioma.com

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is hazardous to human health and is known to cause a type of cancer known as mesothelioma.

Asbestos: MedlinePlus

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Aug 12, 2016 ... Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals with thin fibers. Breathing high levels of asbestos can lead to mesothelioma or lung cancer.

ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: Asbestos

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Mar 29, 2016 ... Exposure to asbestos usually occurs by breathing contaminated air in workplaces that make or use asbestos. Asbestos is also found in the air ...

ATSDR - Asbestos - Home

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Learn more about asbestos, its effect on public health and the efforts of ATSDR to respond to this hazard.

Asbestos: History & Link to Mesothelioma | MAA Center

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Jun 17, 2016 ... Asbestos & Mesothelioma: Cancer from Exposure | MAA Center.

CDC - Asbestos - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics

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Oct 9, 2013 ... "Asbestos" is a commercial name, not a mineralogical definition, given to a variety of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals. These minerals ...

ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Asbestos

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Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals (amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and the fibrous varieties of tremolite, actinolite, and ...

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Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet - National Cancer ...

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Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment as bundles of fibers that can be separated into thin, durable threads.

Safety and Health Topics | Asbestos

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Information and additional links about recognition, evaluation and control of asbestos hazards.

Asbestos Exposure | Products, Companies, Occupations & Job Sites

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Many American workers, across a variety of industries, were exposed to asbestos on the job. As a result, they are now at risk to develop mesothelioma.