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27th February, 2019 - Asbestos

How To Identify Asbestos (Finding The Hidden Killer)

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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30th January, 2019 - Asbestos

The Deadly Risks Of Asbestos In Demolition

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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21st January, 2019 - Asbestos

40 Places You Can Find Asbestos Containing Materials

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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17th December, 2018 - Asbestos

Why Asbestos Was Used In So Many Building Products

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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17th October, 2018 - Asbestos

What Happens To Your Lungs When You Breathe 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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24th September, 2018 - Asbestos

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

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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29th May, 2018 - Asbestos

The Risk Of Asbestos In Artex Ceilings

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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