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asbestos

as be stuhs

  • n  a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer

  • South Africans dying from asbestos-related diseases prepare to take a British mining company to court.
  • The frantic campaign to remove asbestos could cost $100 billion.
  • The insurance industry will find no insulation from liability in the 86,000 pending asbestos cases, if a major decision in Baltimore, Maryland, is a guide.
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  • Michael Bloomberg in Reuters
    The big fear that we have is there may or may not have been asbestos released,Bloomberg said.
  • Kevin Rudd in Sydney Morning Herald
    The Centre of Research Excellence will be able to spearhead important research in this area and will contribute to the development of treatment options for asbestos-related diseases,Mr Rudd said.
  • Jon Tester in Billings Gazette
    You can't put a price on human lives, and far too many folks were lost in Libby because of asbestos,Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said in a prepared statement Tuesday. "Cleaning up the mess and taking care of the Montanans poisoned by WR Grace...

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