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Asbestos

A mineral fiber that can pollute air or water and cause cancer or asbestosis when inhaled. In most countries it is banned or severely restricted in its use in manufacturing and construction.

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  • Modscape installs a prefab school building that stays comfortable year-round
    Cheap trailers and portable classrooms can be a quick fix for schools strapped for space, but the trade-off often comes at the expense of student comfort. Aware of the “crazy hot in summer and freezing cold in winter” conditions of these temporary...
  • INFOGRAPHIC: How polluted is the air in your home?
    How clean is the air in your home? Although you might not be aware of them, it's possible that many pollutants are swirling around your living space and affecting your health...
  • Climate Ugliness goes nuclear
    From Jo Nova, just unbelievable. Of course Lewandowsky is involved too: Skeptics equated to pedophiles — Robyn Williams ABC. Time to protest. Hat tip to Graham Young editor of Online Opinion. Follow his twitter account. These comments by Williams are...
  • Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating US Clean Air Act
    A man in West Des Moines, Iowa faces prison time and huge fines for violating the Clean Air Act. After pleading guilty for conspiring to avoid Clean Air Act regulations while renovating a 10-storey building in downtown Des Moines between 2005 and 2008,...
  • For Greens, 0-5 In Court
    For environmentalists, the recent Supreme Court term was a shutout — 0 for 5. That is, all five of the “green” cases argued before the Court this term were decided against the environmentalists’ positions. The defeats were especially...

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Asbestosis

A disease associated with inhalation of asbestos fibers. The disease makes breathing progressively more difficult and can be fatal.

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