asbestos
What is asbestos? National Asbestos Helpline National Asbestos Helpline.
Sprayed coatings, pipe insulation and asbestos insulating board AIB are thought to be the most dangerous due to their high content of asbestos and crumbly nature. Widely known for its fireproofing abilities, asbestos was a common ingredient in insulating products.
Asbestosis NHS.
While asbestos can be dangerous, it's' not harmful if left alone. But if material containing asbestos is damaged, it can release a fine dust that contains asbestos fibres. When the dust is breathed in, the asbestos fibres enter the lungs and can gradually damage them over time.
Asbestos Disposal Cumbria County Council.
Residents bringing asbestos are advised to call the site ahead of their visit to confirm if the site can accept the load as storage capacity for asbestos at the recycling centre is restricted so please contact the site you intend to use before you go.
Asbestos Aberdeenshire Council.
If you are aware of any damaged asbestos within your home you should contact your local Housing office for advice. Where am I likely to find asbestos within my home? It is not always easy to tell whether a product contains asbestos as modern asbestos free materials will often look similar.
Asbestos Corby Borough Council.
The main ones are; Amosite known as Brown asbestos, Crocidolite known as Blue asbestos and Chrysotile known as White asbestos these are the ones were mainly used in this country. Colour is not indicative of asbestos type; this can only be determined by specialist laboratory analysis.
Dispose of asbestos safely Swindon Borough Council.
You can bring a maximum of 12 sheets of cement bonded asbestos no bigger than 1.5m x 2.5m do not break the asbestos to fit these dimensions. For disposal, all items of asbestos must be double-wrapped in appropriate materials, heavy duty plastic or polythene sheeting or bags and sealed with tape to stop any fibres or dust escaping.
Asbestos Asbestos Oldham Council.
We offer general guidance on handling asbestos, and will advise when specialist help may be required. We do not carry out asbestos sampling, analysis or removal. You can find specialist asbestos removal contractors on the internet or a list of all Asbestos Licence Holders on the HSE website.
Asbestos pollution.
Always seek advice before thinking of removing asbestos and follow the basic rules below if carrying out asbestos cement removal work. Do not attempt to remove asbestos lagging, spray coatings or large areas of insulation board by yourself as these materials can only be safely removed by a licensed contractor.
Britains death toll from asbestos at crisis level, figures reveal Society The Guardian.
Asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous mineral, was widely used in the UK as insulation and a fire retardant. The import and use of blue and brown asbestos was banned in 1985, while white asbestos, which is thought to be less dangerous, was banned in 1999.

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