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Asbestos Cement

Article Updated On September 17, 2019 What is asbestos cement? Asbestos cement is a mixture of both cement and asbestos, with the asbestos content forming approximately 10-15% of the total product. It was most commonly used as corrugated roofing sheets on garages and sheds and also on outbuildings on farms. Other products where this type […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 16, 2019

Asbestos in lungs

Article Updated On October 7, 2019 What happens if I am exposed to asbestos? The general advice is that no amount of exposure to asbestos is considered to be safe, even a one-time brief exposure could result in asbestos fibers entering the lungs. So asbestos exposure should be avoided if at all possible. People should ensure they […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 27, 2019

Asbestos awareness test

Article Updated On September 17, 2019 Mock questions for asbestos awareness test If you are looking at completing an asbestos awareness course soon, then check out our mock asbestos awareness test questions below. But before we get around to the asbestos awareness test itself, lets just cover some of the basic asbestos facts first. This […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 06, 2019

How to recognise asbestos

Article Updated On June 26, 2019 Do 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 24, 2019

Asbestos Cancer

Article Updated On September 17, 2019 What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 06, 2019

All you need to know about an asbestos roof

Article Updated On June 18, 2019 What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 04, 2019

Common symptoms of asbestos poisoning

Article Updated On September 17, 2019 What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published May 20, 2019

Man jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste

Article Updated On September 17, 2019 Man 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. […]

Read the full article | Published May 15, 2019

Asbestos types

Article Updated On September 17, 2019 What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 09, 2019

Asbestosis symptoms

Article Updated On September 17, 2019 What 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 […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 03, 2019
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