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Why Do I Need an Asbestos Survey?

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If you’re planning on carrying out any structural work on your business premises, or perhaps you are planning to have a building demolished, an asbestos survey will locate and identify any materials which contain asbestos. Just as importantly, however, they will allow you to arrange for their removal. Unfortunately, throughout the UK, many commercial buildings … Continue reading

Asbestos in the Military

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During the 20th century, asbestos was mined heavily and used for all manner of construction purposes. It was used extensively in the military too, largely because of its impressive resistance to heat and chemical damage, tensile strength, flexibility and insulative properties. It was also affordable, meaning that the military could construct sturdy ships, vehicles and … Continue reading

Why was asbestos used?

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The dangers of asbestos are widely known today, but until the UK banned the material, it was extensively used across many sectors, particularly in the construction industry. Breathing in asbestos fibres is unlikely to cause immediate harm – but the long term effects are prolific, and generally occur many years after exposure. The main cause … Continue reading

Who is most at risk for asbestos exposure?

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The importance of safe asbestos disposal is paramount, and nothing illustrates this more than extensive historical evidence of asbestos risk to certain groups of people. In the UK, the use of asbestos began in the 1700s, and increased greatly in commercial use throughout the next 200 years, with the first recorded death of an asbestos … Continue reading

How Much Asbestos Exposure is Harmful?

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Here at Asbestos Waste Solutions, as you know, we use our blog almost exclusively to convey how important the safe removal and disposal of asbestos is throughout the country, and we feel that you can never be too careful when stressing the dangers of asbestos and just why it should be handled with care. It … Continue reading

Asbestos Myths

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Since asbestos has been such a popular construction material for hundreds of years, and with over six types of asbestos and hundreds of different applications, there is no surprise that confusion has arisen as to what the facts actually are. To help combat this, Asbestos Waste Solutions are on hand to provide some answers. In … Continue reading

Managing Asbestos in Schools

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Here at Asbestos Waste Solutions, we feel it is our duty to continually educate our readers through our blog, highlighting the dangers of asbestos that still plague our society. One of the places where asbestos is still being found – a place where eradication is particularly important – is in our schools. This year, a … Continue reading

What is Asbestos?

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Here at Asbestos Waste Solutions, we aim to educate you on the nature and dangers of asbestos in relation to our services, but also on asbestos in and of itself. That is why, this month, Asbestos Waste Solutions are going to look at and answer the following question: ‘what is asbestos?’ In this article, we … Continue reading

Does Asbestos Decompose?

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Asbestos is one of history’s most popular construction materials. It was commonly used throughout the 20th century during the construction of a wide variety of buildings, both domestic and public, and it wasn’t until decades of mainstream use that the dangers of asbestos became apparent. The use of asbestos was fully banned in 1999 in … Continue reading

How to Identify Asbestos

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Asbestos is an abundant mineral that is fairly simple to extract, making its widespread production relatively inexpensive. Asbestos is strong, fire resistant, weather resistant and an excellent insulator, and became a prevalent option amongst manufacturers all over the world. Unfortunately, however, we now know asbestos carries with it devastating health implications – namely, various forms … Continue reading