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Raising awareness about mesothelioma

By Ian Stone | September 23, 2021
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This Sunday, Americans, their federal departments and agencies and their media are being called upon to observe the annual US National Mesothelioma Awareness Day with ceremonies and activities. Back in 2010, September 26 was earmarked by the US Congress as a special day to raise the American public’s awareness about mesothelioma and to encourage all … Read more

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UK house builder becomes first to divert asbestos away from landfill

By Neil Munro | September 16, 2021
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We’ve heard some fantastic news about asbestos in the UK during the past few days. Leading developer Lovell has become the first UK house builder to actively tackle the challenge of asbestos waste. The firm is collaborating with Wolverhampton-based Thermal Recycling to safely package and convert asbestos waste into a safe and reusable cement substitute. … Read more

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Asbestos causes a headache for constructor and neighbouring businesses

By Ian Stone | September 9, 2021
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Asbestos hit the headlines once again this week when it brought a construction project grinding to a halt, closed off a town centre road and disrupted nearby businesses. The Stoke Sentinel has published an article sharing the frustrations of businesses in Piccadilly Arcade in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, who were unable to access their parking spaces or … Read more

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Looking after asbestos will help us all breathe more easily

By Neil Munro | September 2, 2021
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Many people have lives filled with work and family and 101 other activities that take up our days. So, today we’d like you to do something for us – just pause for a second and take a deep breath in and a deep breath out. Did you manage to do it? The average person takes … Read more

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Concerns raised about asbestos on British beach

By Ian Stone | August 26, 2021
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Most of us love a seaside holiday but sadly one of Britain’s beaches hit the headlines last week for all the wrong reasons. You may remember that back in May we ran a blog on ‘Are holidaymakers in danger of finding asbestos on beaches?’ which highlighted a number of British beaches where asbestos had been … Read more

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Acorn receives the backing of major organisations

By Neil Munro | August 19, 2021
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At Acorn Analytical Services we are very proud of the wide range of asbestos management and training services that we provide. We are proud to say we’re a fully independent and impartial company and that clients can be confident that the results and recommendations they receive from us will always be in their best interests. … Read more

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Will planning reform put more people at risk from asbestos?

By Ian Stone | August 12, 2021
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There have been lots of concerns raised in the national press recently about new planning reforms which mean a wider range of commercial properties can now be converted into flats. The reforms came into force at the beginning of this month in a bid to regenerate city centres which have struggled during the pandemic. However, … Read more

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Focus on Asbestos Analyst Jake Newell

By Neil Munro | August 5, 2021
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At Acorn Analytical Services we are committed to developing the next generation of asbestos consultants. We invest a lot of time and money into training our staff because asbestos will remain in many of the UK’s buildings for the foreseeable future and it needs to be managed properly to protect people’s lives. Earlier this year … Read more

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Acorn is proud of its Yorkshire roots

By Ian Stone | July 29, 2021
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Did you know that this Sunday is recognised in the UK as Yorkshire Day? The annual event originally began as a military holiday but today it has grown into a celebration for everyone to enjoy and is designed to encourage people to spend time in one of our most beautiful counties. Anyone who is familiar with Acorn Analytical Services will know that we have a thriving … Read more

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Latest figures released for deaths from asbestos-related cancer

By Neil Munro | July 22, 2021
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This month the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its Mesothelioma statistics for Great Britain, 2021 report. The report reveals the number of deaths attributed to the asbestos-related cancer during 2019 and makes for interesting reading. Mesothelioma has a strong association with exposure to asbestos and current evidence suggests around 85% of all male … Read more

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