How dangerous is asbestos? 1

How dangerous is asbestos?

Neil Munro Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos continues to cause serious health concerns even though the substance was banned in the UK in 1999. Originally used for fireproofing and insulating, and typically encased in concrete and other building materials, it’s been the subject of controversy for decades. So exactly how dangerous is asbestos, and why is …

Asbestos Knowledge Empire Podcast

What does asbestos have to be encapsulated with?

Neil Munro Asbestos Podcast

In this episode Neil and Ian discuss the types of asbestos encapsulation. The commonly available encapsulation methods are: Mechanical Encapsulation High Build Elastomeric Coating Penetrating Encapsulants Water Based Epoxy Resins Transcript Ian:      Welcome to the Asbestos Knowledge Empire. I’m Ian Stone. Neil:    I’m Neil Munro. So today we are going …

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Regular Interlaboratory Counting Exchanges (RICE) – Explained

Neil Munro Asbestos Podcast

In this episode Neil and Ian explain the Regular Interlaboratory Counting Exchanges (RICE). The scheme assesses the proficiency of laboratories counting asbestos fibres in air. UK laboratories are required to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 17025 to undertake this particular analysis as part of …

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Asbestos Project Case Study

Neil Munro Asbestos Podcast

In this episode Neil and Ian talk through a recent asbestos project. They talk through how the client was help, what the project was, and lessons learnt. Transcript Ian:      Welcome to Asbestos Knowledge Empire. I’m Ian Stone. Neil:    And I’m Neil Munro. So today we are going to talk about …

Asbestos Knowledge Empire Podcast

Asbestos In Materials Scheme (AIMS) – Explained

Neil Munro Asbestos Podcast

In this episode Neil and Ian explain the Asbestos in Materials Scheme (AIMS). AIMS assesses the performance of laboratories carrying out the identification of asbestos in bulk materials. UK laboratories are required to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 17025 to undertake this particular analysis …

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Asbestos disposal: New exciting methods

Neil Munro Asbestos Podcast

In this episode Neil and Ian discuss new exciting methods relating to asbestos disposal. These new methods if adopted will help stop asbestos having to go to landfill – as spoken about by Dr Yvonne Waterman in at the Birmingham Contamination Expo – Asbestos Denaturation Chemical eradication – which leaves …

What are the 6 Main Types of Asbestos and how were they used? 3

What are the 6 Main Types of Asbestos and how were they used?

Neil Munro Acorn News

Asbestos is a collection of naturally occurring minerals extensively used in construction, shipbuilding, and other industries from the 1950s until the 1980s. There are 6 main types of asbestos, which can be categorised into the Serpentine and Amphibole families. The fibres of Serpentine asbestos are softer and more flexible when …

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What you need to know about asbestos databases

Neil Munro Asbestos Podcast

In this episode Neil and Ian discuss asbestos databases. Sometimes referred to asbestos portals, online systems and cloud systems. Asbestos databases are great tools to use to host your asbestos information which should be accessible 24/7.  A good database should not only provide access to the finished reports but access …