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November 20, 2017

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Asbestos is in the news everyday and this website will strive to present the most up-to-date news regarding the asbestos industry, whether it be litigation, new regulations or interpretations, removal technologies or health information. This website will be evolving, with new content being added often. As such, be sure to bookmark our site is visit back often. If you have content that you would like to submit for consideration of inclusion on this website, be sure to reach out to us through our contact form. Additionally, we’d appreciate any feedback that you would like to provide pertaining to this website. We are always striving to improve the site, while keeping it up-to-date and fresh.

Asbestos is a natural occurring mineral that has been utilized by man throughout history and actually became the number one construction material at one time, used more than wood, glass or metal. Asbestos, once referred to as the “miracle mineral” was used in clay pots more than 4,000 years ago. The Chinese used asbestos in gun powder. Caesar was buried in an asbestos cloth. Benjamin Franklin sold an asbestos purse to his British benefactor. These are just some of the interesting facts you’ll read about here at FriableAsbestos.com.

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Asbestos continues to be mined today and is still used in many products available for purchase in your local box store, although many people are not aware of that. You may be aware that exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, both malignant and benign. Malignant diseases are those that involve neoplasms, or cancer growths, that can metastasize, or spread to other organs or body systems. Benign diseases are those that are not cancerous. “Benign” in this sense certainly does not mean harmless, as these conditions can be life-threatening themselves. Mesotheleoma and Asbestosis are the more well known asbestos-related diseases.

The first diagnosis of mesothelioma that was conclusively linked to asbestos exposure was made in 1964, and the number of mesothelioma cases is expected to peak worldwide around 2020. More than 50 percent of patients can expect to be involved with emerging clinical trials. As of 2011, there have been over 175 clinical trials conducted related to mesothelioma. Unfortunately, other asbestiform minerals such as erionite have also been linked to mesothelioma, although many of these materials are not regulated. In the Turkish village of Tuzkoy, over half of the villagers have died of respiratory malfunctions, including mesothelioma. As you will see, this website provides an abundance of information on mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

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Asbestos can be found in many buildings today, although as discussed herein, if it is not disturbed and is managed appropriately, exposure is unlikely. When asbestos containing materials are disturbed, the disturbance typically cause a fiber release episode, which is the release of tiny microscopic asbestos fibers, which become airborne and are easily inhaled. This website provides an abundance of information on how to mange asbestos containing materials in place, to prevent disturbance and potential exposure issues. Here you will also find detailed information on removal methods and technologies, estimated removal costs and various recommendations pertaining to asbestos situations and issues. This website also provides links to other important websites pertaining to asbestos, to insure that you have all the facts.

As you are likely aware, asbestos has been regulated for many years. As a result, there are a number of regulations that have been developed over time on a local, state and federal level. Some of these regulations overlap and is some cases they may even contradict each other. A significant amount of work has been put into creating an up-to-date regulations directory, which can be found here. This has become a popular bookmark for many industry professionals and you can see why. At FriableAsbestos.com, we also provide discussions regarding regulation interpretations and real life situations.

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While I’ve been in the asbestos consulting business for over twenty years, I still learn something new about asbestos every day. My point is, there is a real lot of information about asbestos out there, although you sometimes need to look long and hard to find it. FriableAsbestos.com has been created to ease this dilemma and we hope you agree that we have. Thanks for visiting and come back again soon!

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