asbestos Articles

  • Asbestos Management in the Middle East

    Asbestos management in the Middle East - August 2014. Discussing some of the negative aspects of Asbestos management in the region, and providing solutions as to what can be done to reduce exposure from this 'silent killer'. The article was originally published in the publication Construction Week, and is a follow up to a previous Asbestos management artcle written five years earlier in June 2009 ...

  • Case Study: 8601 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

    This building was completely abated of asbestos fireproofing, then re-fireproofed with new, non-asbestos materials in 2004/2005. However, during subsequent earthquake retrofit efforts pockets of residual asbestos were identified throughout the building. At this point, the Owner contacted Ellis. Ellis was ultimately retained to manage the re-abatement of the entire ...

  • Guest Editorial: Pushing Tort Reform to the Forefront

    The daunting costs of uncontrolled tort claims beg the need for tort reform. The need for tort reform legislation has reached a new level of urgency. A few facts explain why. The “elephantine mass” to which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Souter likened asbestos litigation shows no sign of receding. Indeed, the mass continues to feast on an orgy of claims – over 60 companies have sought bankruptcy ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Warren Buffett Trades Mesothelioma Death for Money

    It is not for the victims of asbestos diseases, but for the lawyer's self-interest that asbestos litigation occurs, and the self-interest of Mr. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's group of Insurance companies that are responsible for asbestos liabilities. The asbestos litigation industry is a multibillion dollar industry that spends more on advertising than Coca-Cola. Asbestos litigation ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Polimeri Europa UK Ltd – Case Study

    Project Highlights For a four month duration in 2014 a demolition asbestos survey was undertaken on behalf of Cape plc at the Polimeri Europa UK Ltd site in Hardley on the outskirts of Southampton. The project involved undertaking demolition asbestos surveys of all buildings on site that are due to be demolished due to the closure of the ...

  • Asbestos is still with us: repeat call for a universal ban

    All forms of asbestos are proven human carcinogens. All forms of asbestos cause malignant mesothelioma and lung, laryngeal and ovarian cancers, and may cause gastrointestinal and other cancers. No exposure to asbestos is without risk. Nonetheless, a large number of countries still use, import and export asbestos and asbestos-containing products. And in many countries that have banned other forms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimism about a federal solution to asbestos litigation fades

    Desprte months of negotiations involving labor, trial lawyers, insurers, businesses and senators, a federal solution to costly asbestos litigation clogging the nation’s c o w still seems elusive.  There was optimism last year among the vanous parties to this debate that consensus could be found on how to deal with the massive number of asbestos claims that have led to business bankruptcies, ...

  • BLDGTEC Asbestos Encapsulation

    DON’T DISTURB THE ASBESTOS by removal, disposal and buried in Our environment, this consider to be ( Hazardous solution ) but the Practical and safer solution from our evaluation as BLDGTEC IS “ ASBESTOS ENCAPSULATION ” by using our unique NUKOTE COATING SYSTEMS. It is well documented that improper removal of asbestos can be far more hazardous than if the asbestos is not removed at all. Our ...


    By CIVMAK

  • ABCOV® process cleanly destroys asbestos

    ABCOV® Process Cleanly Destroys Asbestos By William Mirick, Robert Dvorin and Tony Nocito A major breakthrough has occurred in asbestos disposal: a patented, non-thermal, chemical-physical, Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved process, capable of destroying all forms of asbestos on site, as it is being abated, known as the ABCOV® Method, is now commercially available. Developed over a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Asbestos the Problem and the Solution

    DON’T DISTURB THE ASBESTOS by removal, disposal and buried in Our environment, this consider to be ( Hazardous solution ) but the Practical and safer solution from our evaluation as BLDGTEC IS “ ASPESTOS ENCAPSULATION ” by using our unique NUKOTE COATING SYSTEMS. It is well documented that improper removal of asbestos can be far more hazardous than if the asbestos is not removed at all. Our ...


    By CIVMAK

  • Congress makes progress removing asbestos from the environment

    The financial burden borne by the taxpayer due to asbestos containing materials (ACM) that have been installed throughout the 20th century in American factories, power generating plants, schools, homes and military ships and bases, constitute one of the largest environmental and health challenges facing our country today and in the future. It is estimated that 100,000 individuals die each year ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Asbestos exposure and your job: at-risk occupations, industries and locations

    Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma cancer and others. A potentially dangerous exposure can result from very small fibers at low exposure levels. Most such exposure would likely have occurred prior to the 1980s, but the latency period can be up to 40 years for most asbestos-related cancers to develop. Many people have come into contact with ...

  • Wills Factory – Case Study

    Project Highlights We have recently completed the clearances at the Former Wills Tobacco Factory in Bristol. This work involved a large number of site visits and a total of 5 clearances on sprayed asbestos coating (each area requiring approximately 20 pumps). Project ...

  • The cheaper, safer and faster way to remove Asbestos is coming to the Netherlands

    When you think about asbestos removal, you may initially envision the experts dressed in full white suits, ready to take on the challenge of removing it safely. But when a company is in need of asbestos removal, the first thing they may think of is the heavy cost associated or length of time. Handling this issue is never a walk in the park for any company. However, cost and time burdens are about ...

  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma in towns with environmental exposure to asbestos in Eastern Anatolia

    Objective: Our previous study demonstrated the presence of environmental tremolite and chrysotile asbestos fiber exposure in Hekimhan town in Malatya located in eastern Turkey. The aim of this study was to investigate whether environmental asbestos exposure increases the incidence of lung cancer and mesothelioma. Method: One hundred and forty-nine patients with mesothelioma and lung cancer living ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Control Technique Dynamics Limited – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem managed and offered the complete package at the best price to fit the clients time restraints and allowing continued unaffected work within the factory. Envirochem utilised asbestos licensed scaffolders, electricians, ceiling fixers, and asbestos removers. Keeping the continuation of the project and overflow of ...

  • Absestos Firm Pins Hope to an RV off eBay

    On weekends, or whenever Simona Farrise finds time, she likes to go bargain-hunting on eBay and at garage sales near her home in the Oakland hills. She once picked up a 60-year-old occupational safety manual, a document the lawyer later used in civil trials to show that American auto companies long ago knew—or should have known—about health hazards caused by asbestos exposure. Farrise paid 50 ...

  • Case Study: Fountain Valley Town Center

    Ellis recently performed pre-renovation asbestos and lead surveys for this 11-building, 300,000 square foot shopping center. Ellis' inspection teams completed the fieldwork in less than 2 weeks; all services, including the final survey report, were completed and submitted within 3 weeks from our authorization to ...

  • Asbestos and Other Hazardous Wastes

    Asbestos has been used in products since the first century as tablecloths, candle wicks, blankets, etc. At that time the advice to slave owners: do not buy slaves who had worked in an asbestos mine, because they died prematurely. In the early 18th century asbestos started to be used in building materials and continued in the United States until its use in building materials started to be banned ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • DaimlerChrysler Launches Dr. Gag Campaign

    Here’s a question for Dr. Z: Why are you trying to prevent the news media from covering a high-profile asbestos trial? DaimlerChrysler, the auto company represented in TV commercials by its chairman, Dieter Zetsche a.k.a. 'Dr. Z', moved yesterday for a gag order to stop an Oakland law firm from fielding calls from the press, including Legal Pad’s sister publication The Recorder. The gag motion ...

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