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How to recognise asbestos

Article Updated On June 26, 2019Do you know how to recognise asbestos? We all know about the dangers of asbestos and the health risks associated with it, but would you know how to recognise asbestos if it was in your home? It can be difficult to know whether a product contains asbestos or not as […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 24, 2019

Asbestos Cancer

Article Updated On June 18, 2019What is asbestos cancer? Asbestos cancer is most often referred to as mesothelioma, with that being the most common type of cancer caused by asbestos. However, there are other cancers that have been linked to asbestos exposure such as lung, throat and ovarian cancer. What causes asbestos cancer? Exposure to […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 06, 2019

All you need to know about an asbestos roof

Article Updated On June 18, 2019What is an asbestos roof? An asbestos roof is made from asbestos cement – a mixture of cement and asbestos. The asbestos fibers make up about 10-15% of the total product, forming a hard material, and were added to the cement to reinforce it. Chrysotile (white asbestos) is the asbestos mineral that […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 04, 2019

Common symptoms of asbestos poisoning

Article Updated On June 18, 2019What causes asbestos poisoning? Asbestos poisoning is caused by a person being exposed to asbestos and the harmful asbestos fibers being inhaled and embedded in the lungs. These tiny asbestos fibers can remain in a persons lungs for a long period of time and cause inflammation and scarring of the […]

Read the full article | Published May 20, 2019

Man jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste

Article Updated On May 15, 2019Man from Preston jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste A man from Preston in Lancashire has been jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste. Paul Williams, aged 53, from Ingol in Preston, was found guilty after it was discovered that he ran a secret waste disposal operation from his flat. As […]

Read the full article | Published May 15, 2019

Asbestos types

Article Updated On June 18, 2019What are the different asbestos types? There are actually 6 main asbestos types which are chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite. Each of these asbestos types belongs to two mineral families of asbestos – serpentine and amphibole.  In this article, we’ll explain in detail about each of the 6 […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 09, 2019

Asbestosis symptoms

Article Updated On June 18, 2019What is Asbestosis? In this guide we’ll be discussing what exactly asbestosis is, the common asbestosis symptoms, causes of the disease and diagnosis. So to begin with, you may be asking yourself ‘What is Asbestosis?’ To summarise, asbestosis is a lung disease that develops as a result of asbestos exposure. […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 03, 2019

Asbestos in the home

Article Updated On April 17, 2019Think your house could contain asbestos? Concerned about asbestos in the home? Asbestos can be found in any residential building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000. There are lots of common building materials in and around the home that will contain asbestos. However, you shouldn’t necessarily be […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 05, 2019

IATP Asbestos Training Provider

Article Updated On April 17, 2019Who are IATP? IATP are an organisation that are proud to offer ‘the most comprehensive list of asbestos training providers available in the UK ‘. A not-for-profit organisation, they are the only organisation offering a database of independently audited UK asbestos training providers. They work in co-operation with the HSE […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 27, 2019

Asbestos Removal Regulations

Article Updated On June 18, 2019Are you aware of the regulations on asbestos removal? Did you know there are very strict guidelines surrounding the subject of asbestos removal? Are you a construction/building company or related trade? Owner or manager of a building, or even an employer with a duty to manage asbestos on your premises? […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 26, 2019
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