Asbestos Disease Stats 2017

Did you know? According to the latest asbestos disease figures released by HSE, 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are linked to past exposures at work! 40% of lung disease-related deaths have been contributed to past exposure to asbestos. This is proof again that asbestos exposure is still the single largest industrial killer in the UK. The lastest mesothelioma figures reported, 2,542 Mesothelioma deaths in …

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Off-Road Vehicles Tied To Asbestos – What You Need To Know

We’re continually discovering new things about asbestos, as the technology which has been developed to counteract it and remove it progresses. This means that an increased awareness of what can expose us to the carcinogenic fibres is also going to happen. This statement has rung true for those people who are using off-road vehicles, as they may well be one …

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How long does asbestos stay airborne after a fire? Should you worry?

There are many things you might find yourself worrying about following a fire, whether the blaze broke out on your own property or in a nearby building. After a fire, you may find yourself worrying about carbon monoxide and the structure collapsing, and asbestos exposure may also be a major concern. In days gone by, asbestos was used for a …

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Asbestos risk after fire keeps Gloucestershire residents indoors

Residents of Cinderford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, have been instructed to avoid sitting in their gardens, hang washing or opening windows and doors during an asbestos clean-up following a blaze. The advice came after asbestos was identified in a building which had been burnt out. The blaze occurred last week. Environmental health chief suspected that several cement roof …

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Fly Tipping – The Problem That’s Sweeping The Nation

One of the last things that you want to find in any public area is asbestos. It is very dangerous, so when it was discovered that there were asbestos materials everywhere, people were understandably a little bit disturbed and annoyed. However, this is just part of a growing problem which is fly tipping. What is fly tipping? Now, it may …

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Asbestos Dumping In Northamptonshire – What Can Be Done?

Asbestos is a dangerous substance, however that doesn’t seem to stop people from dumping it in places where it really should not be, as a report from the area of Northamptonshire has recently confirmed. So what’s happened? The problem has arisen from people attempting to dispose of significant amounts of rubbish in public areas where it just doesn’t belong. The …

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Asbestos in Hospitals – The Real Problem?

Asbestos is a hazardous substance, and the effects that it can have on the human system are well known to be carcinogenic. With that in mind, asbestos has been removed or made safe from public places to protect people from it. However, it has recently been brought to the attention of the public that hospitals in the London area may …

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Can you tell whether a person has an asbestos disease?

Asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening are not easy to diagnose. The symptoms – such as breathlessness, persistent cough, chest pains, tiredness and weight loss – are associated with a great many other lung diseases and general illnesses. Developing an asbestos-related disease It takes between 10 and 50 years to develop an asbestos disease following …

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The Importance Of Safe Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos is dangerous. This is something that nearly everyone can agree on, due to the well-documented research on the substance which has shown that it can kill you if inhaled. So you would think that when it comes to the correct disposal of asbestos, people will take all of the steps required to ensure that it is removed from a …