Translation of asbestos in Spanish:

asbestos

asbesto, n.

Pronunciation /æzˈbɛstəs//asˈbɛstɒs//azˈbɛstəs//azˈbɛstɒs//azˈbɛstɒs//æsˈbɛstəs/

noun

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    asbesto masculine
    amianto masculine
    • The focus of the ad was to inform the public that chrysotile asbestos does not cause cancer.
    • The inhalation of amphibole asbestos is now widely recognized as being highly dangerous to human health.
    • For many years asbestos was considered a safe material ideal for fire prevention and insulation.
    • I have now heard that there is asbestos in this building so it would cost a lot of money to sort the problem out.
    • Asbestos becomes a health hazard if it releases asbestos fibres into the air.
    • Several Asian countries still use brown asbestos, and almost all of them still use white asbestos.
    • Most of the raw asbestos goes into the manufacture of brake linings in Melbourne.
    • But his lungs lost the battle for health years ago when he worked with blue asbestos fibres, insulating for the telephone company.
    • Up until the late 1980s, carcinogenic asbestos was used in building houses.
    • Firefighters learned there was asbestos in wall panels in the blazing block shortly after arriving.
    • The notice prevented further work in the affected part of the hangar until asbestos debris or loose asbestos had been removed.
    • Like many projects of this type, we had to deal with removal of asbestos and lead paint.
    • The asbestos fibres got stuck in the hand-knitted socks and jumpers.
    • The point is, exposure to asbestos, dust and fibre on its own can cause lung cancer.
    • One of the varieties is the dangerous blue asbestos, crocidolite.
    • The company had told the workers the building was free of asbestos.
    • The asbestos would be mixed with a soapy material and be subjected to a high temperature.
    • When these buildings begin to deteriorate, asbestos fibres may be released.
    • Several powders or dry colours use a base of asbestos, chalk powder or silica.
    • The most commonly used type of asbestos, accounting for 95% of all commercial usage, is chrysotile, also called white asbestos.