Definition of 'asbestos'
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And plaster in older buildings can also contain deadly asbestos. The Sun (2012)The cancer was caused by asbestos exposure. The Sun (2007)The challenge is how to minimise exposure to airborne asbestos fibres while continuing to use and maintain existing buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When he was racing, he would wear masks that probably contained asbestos. Times, Sunday Times (2015)THE number of treatments for cancer caused by asbestos fibres has doubled in a decade. The Sun (2009)A fine example of democracy and the law in action for victims of asbestos exposure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was convinced there was a link between asbestos fibres in the owners' homes and dogs suffering from this cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is safe to occupy a building once asbestos has been properly removed, whereas asbestos management in schools is expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Only a minority did not and it was impossible to tell which of the different models of mask did not contain asbestos, it said. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nine out of ten schools in the South East still contain asbestos. The Sun (2009)Like most 1960s plaster, ours contains asbestos. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You'd also need 20,000 to remove asbestos. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'asbestos'
British English: asbestos NOUN
Asbestos is a grey material which does not burn and which has been used as a protection against fire or heat.
Definition of asbestos from the Collins English Dictionary
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