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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

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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

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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

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What are the health risks from asbestos?

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This month, Asbestos Waste Solutions is giving a detailed explanation of serious health conditions caused by asbestos exposure. Thousands of people across the world are affected by asbestos-related diseases and it’s the mission of the asbestos disposal industry to see this number decrease by removing and destroying asbestos in a safe, controlled way. Here are … Continue reading

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Why is Asbestos Dangerous?

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We have spoken many times about 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. Asbestos has a reputation for being a dangerous material, but due … Continue reading

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What Does Asbestos Look Like and Where Can It Be Found?

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Although much has been said about how dangerous the presence of asbestos can be, many people remain unaware of how asbestos manifests in the home or throughout a commercial/industrial building. In this article, we’re highlighting what asbestos looks like, and where it might be commonly located, as well as why it might have been used … Continue reading

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Common Myths About Asbestos

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Asbestos has been used here in the UK for many years, and while asbestos has been banned as a construction material for decades now, it is still present throughout many buildings in the country. While we know that asbestos is a dangerous material, being responsible for thousands of fatalities – particularly where labourers are concerned … Continue reading

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Why Hiring a Professional Is Crucial When It Comes to Asbestos Disposal

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Despite many forms of asbestos being prohibited from use as a construction material since the mid 1980s – and fully illegal since 1999 – we are still suffering the effects of asbestos today, with thousands of deaths a year being related to asbestos exposure. Exposure to asbestos largely comes during demolition or construction work in … Continue reading

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What to Do If You’re Exposed to Asbestos

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Formerly one of the most popular building materials in the country, asbestos poses a serious health risk to anyone who is exposed to it. While asbestos has been illegal to use in construction for many years now, it is still present in older buildings throughout the country, which is why it is still a threat … Continue reading

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How is asbestos waste disposed of and destroyed?

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From floor tiles and pipe insulation to roofing materials and cement, thousands of asbestos-containing products were manufactured up until it was banned in 1999, when its hazardous properties were widely publicised. As a result of its extensive use during the 1960s through to the 1980s, there is still a high risk that people in certain … Continue reading

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