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Trump Says ‘Yes’ to Asbestos

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Once hailed as wonder material for its insulative and fire resistant properties, asbestos quickly permeated our society, making its way into all manner of objects from gloves to concrete in the early 20th century. However, down the road, the devastating carcinogenic side effects of asbestos came to light. When disturbed, the needle-like fibres of asbestos … Continue reading

Is the Asbestos in Our Water Dangerous?

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‘Is our drinking water safe from asbestos contamination?’ While this is a question that you probably haven’t considered before, this doesn’t mean that it one that’s not worth asking, despite the fact that construction using asbestos was banned over 30 years ago. The problem here is that some of the water pipes in the UK, … Continue reading

Asbestos: Employer Responsibilities

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In 2005, figures published in the British Journal of Cancer predicted that mesothelioma would peak within 10 years in the UK and the highest number of deaths would be between 1,950 and 2,450. After this, though, they expected the mortality rate to drop dramatically. Unfortunately, this prediction was wrong. In the past decade, asbestos-related deaths … Continue reading

What is the Asbestos Removal Process?

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Asbestos was widely used in construction for many years before the hazards of using it were finally realised. Asbestos remains in many buildings, including pubs, houses and even schools. Recent times have unearthed the dangers of asbestos, and it is being found in structures across the UK regularly. With our blog, Asbestos Waste Solutions have … Continue reading

Does My Insulation Contain Asbestos?

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Unfortunately, despite the efforts of asbestos removal companies to rid the substance from wherever it’s identified, it can still be found in numerous places: homes, public buildings, offices, schools – you name it. While we can still find asbestos now, it reached its peak during the 20th century, when each and every building that was … Continue reading

What Can Protect Me Against Asbestos?

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Here at Asbesto Waste Solutions, we’re always happy to share our industry knowledge with our customers, keeping them up to date with the correct safety procedures when it comes to asbestos and its removal in the construction industry. This month, we want to talk about safety equipment – specifically masks – detailing what you should … Continue reading

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