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Asbestos Symptoms And Related Diseases

1st March, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos symptoms and related diseases usually don't develop for years, often decades. It is difficult to pinpoint when the exposure happened. Or even know when that troublesome cough is actually something much more sinister. Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5000 people each year in the UK.

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How To Identify Asbestos (Finding The Hidden Killer)

27th February, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos kills around 5000 people every year in the UK. To avoid releasing its deadly asbestos fibres, we need to know where to find asbestos, and how to identify it. But what does asbestos look like, what does it smell like, and how do we know when we are at risk?

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The Deadly Risks Of Asbestos In Demolition

30th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos might be banned in the UK, but it can still be found in thousands of buildings. During demolition work, building materials are disturbed. Cut, crushed, knocked down and demolished. Exactly the type of work that releases deadly asbestos fibres.

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40 Places You Can Find Asbestos Containing Materials

21st January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos-containing materials (often referred to as ACM's), can be found in many places. Asbestos is present in thousands of buildings in the UK, like offices, homes and hospitals. Knowing where asbestos containing materials are helps avoid accidental disturbance of deadly fibres.

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The Two Types Of Asbestos Survey (And When You Need Them)

9th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos surveys are required by law, because of the high risks that asbestos materials present when they are found in buildings. A building may require one type of asbestos survey, the other, or both, depending on what it is used for or the work that is planned.

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What Is Asbestos AIB?

28th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

AIB stands for Asbestos Insulating Board. But what is asbestos insulating board, is it dangerous, and where do you find it? Asbestos insulating board was used for insulating against fire, heat, and sound. So you will often find it in walls, ceilings, fire doors and partitions.

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Why Asbestos Was Used In So Many Building Products

17th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

If asbestos is so dangerous, why was it used in so many building products? Why did the construction industry make such a fatal mistake? There are several properties that make asbestos brilliant for building materials, it's strong, cheap, insulating and widely available.

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Asbestos Types And Colours Explained

24th October, 2018 - tag Asbestos

When you hear people talk about the types of asbestos, you will often hear them referred to by colour, like blue asbestos or white asbestos. Despite the names, you can't actually identify asbestos by colour, but there are three main types you need to know about.

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What Happens To Your Lungs When You Breathe Asbestos

17th October, 2018 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos is mostly a health risk to your lungs, breathing in deadly asbestos can cause permanent damage to the inner cells and the outer lining of your lungs and chest wall. How does it get in and what happens to your lungs when you are exposed? Let's take a look.

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Why Asbestos Isn't Covered By COSHH (And What You Need To Do)

24th September, 2018 - tag Asbestos

If you are wondering if asbestos is covered by the COSHH regulations, the answer is no. But why not? Asbestos is a hazardous substance. It's one of the most hazardous substances there is. Its fibres are deadly, killing over 4000 people in the UK every year.

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The Risk Of Asbestos In Artex Ceilings

29th May, 2018 - tag Asbestos

Many buildings contain artex and other textured coatings on walls and ceilings which may contain asbestos. The biggest risk is not the artex itself, but the potentially deadly fibres contained in it. In this post, we look at when you should be worried, and what the law says about asbestos in artex.

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10 Asbestos Awareness Questions And Answers Explained

3rd May, 2018 - tag Asbestos

If you have had, or are about to refresh, your asbestos awareness training, you should be able to answer these 10 asbestos awareness questions. Don't worry if you are not sure about the answers, we explain them below so you can be prepared for your asbestos awareness training.

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