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Things to Know When Buying or Selling a House with Asbestos

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Asbestos – a word with the ability to strike fear into any house buyer or seller. The highly fibrous material has been used to construct buildings for decades, but has since been outlawed completely (in 1999) in the UK. But what is it and what does its presence mean for homeowners and buyers?      … Continue reading

How to Tell if Your Garage Roof is Made from Asbestos

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It’s difficult to determine whether or not your property contains asbestos. When it comes to ripping out or modernising your garage, it’s important to know whether any of it contains asbestos. But fear not, because we’re on hand to inform you about how to identify asbestos in your garage roof. How to Identify Asbestos It … Continue reading

Can I remove asbestos myself?

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Despite the 1999 ban of asbestos use for domestic and commercial purposes, it’s fairly common to still find it hidden in homes and places of work across the country. As a result of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, if you’re responsible for a commercial property, there are strict rules regarding your duty of care … Continue reading

Asbestos and the Law

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Asbestos has been causing serious medical conditions since approximately 1900. By 1924, a 33-year-old woman died from asbestosis having worked in an asbestos textile factory.  After an extensive post-mortem, they quickly realised the cause of her death. It took three years for a report to be published, after which, the term ‘asbestosis’ was used more … Continue reading

Do I need an asbestos survey before buying a house?

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Do I need an asbestos survey? This is one of the questions that most home buyers grapple with. While a survey isn’t a legal requirement for residential properties, it’s always a good idea to have a survey conducted especially if the house you’re looking to buy was built before the year 2000. This is because … Continue reading

Alternatives to Asbestos

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Today, more people continue to agree that asbestos poses a health hazard. In the UK, only the white asbestos variant is still in use after the red and brown variants were banned in the late 1980s. However, even white asbestos is beginning to raise some health concerns. Inhaling asbestos fibres has been linked to a … Continue reading

How Does Asbestosis Develop?

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Asbestosis is a form of pulmonary fibrosis which usually occurs after five years of regular exposure to asbestos particles in the atmosphere, but can manifest over 30 years later. In this article, the Asbestos Waste Solutions team will be taking a look at asbestosis in greater detail, ensuring that our readers are armed with the … Continue reading

Asbestos: Fact vs Fiction

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With all of the in information out there about asbestos, it can often be difficult to tell what’s true and what’s false. If you are concerned, or find some of the information overwhelming, don’t worry. In this article, we will be debunking asbestos myths. A quick overview Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can … Continue reading

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