blue asbestos


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blue asbestos

[¦blü as′bes·təs]
(mineralogy)

riebeckite asbestos

A type of mineral derived from a monoclinic amphibole.
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Ms Ashton said the car battery production department was also quite close to the MILAM shop where blue asbestos was mixed.
We had to clean blue asbestos off the floor and off our benches but we didn't know what it was.
So far, the study has been focused to blue asbestos (Crocidolite), a part of the amphibole group of asbestos minerals that were used in such products as ceiling tiles and thermal insulation, before being banned in most of the Western world by the mid-Eighties.
The potentially lethal blue asbestos has been found in the 10-storey block at Bootle's Alliance & Leicester bank.
Alida Coates, of Birmingham-based law firm Irwin Mitchell, said: "The reality is that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, whether that is white asbestos, brown asbestos or blue asbestos.
The only exposure she had to blue asbestos, an inquest heard, was from the overalls of workers who passed through her office.
5 hours every day in the shop's second-floor stock room, where the walls had been sprayed with materials that included blue asbestos.
The pathological effects of asbestos had been observed in Europe as early as 1912, and by 1960 British health authorities had confirmed that blue asbestos caused mesothelioma.
The presence of asbestos insulation board (AIB) - which contains blue asbestos - in schools and hospitals built between the '50s and '80s is Robin's cause for concern.
Doon Academy, in Dalmell-ington, Ayrshire, was supposedly given the all-clear in the 1970s after traces of blue asbestos were removed.
We have now discovered that samples taken from the Boycetown site contain blue asbestos, and people are genuinely afraid.
Mum Margaret was a nurse and Danny was a football-mad Arsenal fan whose job was stripping killer blue asbestos from old buildings.