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Asbestos exposure symptoms

Article Updated On February 5, 2020What are the common symptoms of asbestos exposure? The most common symptoms of asbestos exposure include shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough and chest pain. Other symptoms of exposure to asbestos are loss of appetite, weight loss and swollen fingertips and toes (known as clubbing). But it takes many […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 05, 2020

Training for asbestos

Article Updated On January 22, 2020Information & training for asbestos: what do I need to know? By law, if you are an employer then you must ensure that anyone you employ who is likely to disturb asbestos as part of their daily work receives the correct information and training. With the correct knowledge and training, […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 22, 2020

Asbestos Register

Article Updated On January 7, 2020What is the asbestos risk register? The asbestos risk register is required by law under the duty to manage in the 2012 asbestos regulations and should be part of the overall asbestos management plan for non residential properties. An asbestos management plan should record and detail how you as the […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2019

Asbestos Cement

Article Updated On September 17, 2019What 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 of […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 16, 2019

Asbestos in lungs

Article Updated On October 7, 2019What 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 are […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 27, 2019

Asbestos awareness test

Article Updated On September 17, 2019Mock 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 will […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 06, 2019

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 September 17, 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 September 17, 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
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