Because the important point is what those rulings did not do: create a market for asbestos liability insurance.
It was sealed in 2009 for asbestos contamination and its current status remains unclear.
asbestos brake lining was produced here starting in 1915, and a fabric manufacturer took over in 1937.
“They've had an 800 number up for a year, like they're plaintiffs lawyers in an asbestos case,” he scoffed.
Winick says the cause was not HIV-related, but a particular kind of cancer caused by asbestos.
The hives may also be covered with layers of thick paper or asbestos board.
The asbestos with which the chimney is lined should be about 1⁄8 in.
Life is hell, and happy is that man who is able to procure for himself an asbestos overcoat and a fire-proof room.
The asbestos of Italy and Cyprus is anthophyllite, more like the Georgia material.
But let a player make a bad break, and McGraw delivers a talk to him that would have to be written on asbestos paper.
1650s, earlier albeston, abestus (c.1100), name of a fabulous stone, which, set afire, could not be extinguished; from Old French abeste, abestos, from Latin asbestos "quicklime" (which "burns" when cold water is poured on it), from Greek asbestos, literally "inextinguishable," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + sbestos, verbal adjective from sbennynai "to quench," from PIE root *(s)gwes- "to quench, extinguish" (cf. Lithuanian gestu "to go out," Old Church Slavonic gaso, Hittite kishtari "is being put out").
The Greek word was used by Dioscorides as a noun meaning "quicklime." "Erroneously applied by Pliny to an incombustible fibre, which he believed to be vegetable, but which was really the amiantos of the Greeks" [OED]. Meaning "mineral capable of being woven into incombustible fabric" is from c.1600 in English; earlier this was called amiant (early 15c.), from Latin amiantus, from Greek amiantos, literally "undefiled" (so called because it showed no mark or stain when thrown into fire). Supposed in the Middle Ages to be salamanders' wool. Prester John, the Emperor of India, and Pope Alexander III were said to have had robes or tunics made of it.
asbestos as·bes·tos or as·bes·tus (ās-běs'təs, āz-)
Either of two incombustible, chemical-resistant, fibrous mineral forms of impure magnesium silicate, used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, brake linings, and chemical filters. adj.
Of, made of, or containing one or the other of these two mineral forms.