Different types of Asbestos and what they’re used for

Asbestos can be found in many different ways, shapes and forms. Probably the most frightening thing about it is how many different applications it has had over the years and how difficult it is to even know if you’re dealing with it or not. Some of the most common places it has been used over the years include but are …

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Where was Asbestos Commonly Used

Asbestos has been used in thousands of products all over the world, and with its associated health risks, this makes it a very serious threat. There is a wide range of products that incorporate asbestos into their makeup and this makes it very hard to remove all of the risks. The application that it had in building makes it particularly …

What is the asbestos removal process

Asbestos exposure is a serious health risk and great care needs to be exercised when handling it and especially removing it, which is why it is important that asbestos removal is done by qualified and licensed removers. If asbestos is cracked, broken or even scratched lightly it releases fibres into the air. If these fibres are accidentally breathed in it …

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What is Mesothelioma?

1-Sugarbaker – What is mesothelioma According to The Mesothelioma Centre mesothelioma is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer that is caused by asbestos fibres being inhaled by an individual. Mesothelioma is a disease that is not common due to the fact that it mostly affects people who worked with asbestos and products containing asbestos. It has also been found …

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What Makes Asbestos So Hazardous

The ban on asbestos use in construction among other industries was first gazetted in November 2005, and again in 2007 before officially being legislated in 2008. At the time, asbestos was being used across multiple industries, such as gas, transport, mining and manufacturing and many industrial roofs were built using asbestos due to it being fireproof. Certain exemptions were put …