Mineral fibers

Mineral fibers

Very fine insulation fibers made from glassy minerals that have been melted and spun. The fibers are hazardous to inhale.
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Subject of the tender - Most of the pollutant removal and Separation, collection and disposal before the total demolition of houses 2 and 6 It contamination of buildings, asbestos cement, artificial mineral fibers and PCBs were detected.
The EPA is concerned that consumers could be exposed to the dangerous mineral fibers when doing renovations, and is working to determine the extent of the threat to the public.
Produces a line of processed mineral fibers known as PMF (registered) Mineral Fiber.
- takeover site (s) for inert waste in neu-ulm district, - paid acceptance of construction debris and artificial mineral fibers (kmf) by citizens of the neu-ulm district, - take over and supply of rubble for proper disposal, - take over and supply of artificial mineral fibers (kmf) for proper disposal.
Mineral fibers are fibers made from either natural or synthetic minerals.
KEYWORDS: asbestos, knowledge gaps, mineral fibers, mode of action, research needs.
It has become increasingly evident to us at ElderCare that ceiling panels made from man-made mineral fibers, such as asbestos, are a health hazard, contributing to respiratory illness, as required federal government labels indicate.
Invitation to tender: coverings made of mineral fibers
Additionally, when these individuals are exposed to asbestos or similar mineral fibers, their risk of developing mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the chest and abdomen, may be markedly increased, the report said.
The USGS scientists employed various technologies to study the mineral fibers. They report that although the naturally occurring fibers that they collected in El Dorado Hills, Calif., "do not meet the [structural] definitions of commercial-grade asbestos" these fibers do qualify chemically and in other ways as asbestos--and are potentially toxic.
Lapinus Fibres BV has developed CoatForce[TM] fibers, high-alumina, low-silica mineral fibers for use in the coatings industry.
Short mineral fibers, such as those used in fiberglass, ceramics, and mineral wool, have been characterized as possible carcinogens, skin irritants, and have been involved in human airway dysfunctions.