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Common symptoms of asbestos poisoning

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 the lung tissue. Many people will […]

Read the full article | Published May 20, 2019

Man jailed for fly tipping asbestos waste

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. As a result, he has been […]

Read the full article | Published May 15, 2019

Asbestos types

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 6 main asbestos types. Chrysotile asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 09, 2019

Asbestosis symptoms

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 exposure. The disease develops when asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 03, 2019

Asbestos in the home

Think 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 overly concerned about asbestos in […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 05, 2019

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