Asbestos News & Educational Articles

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Asbestos fibres are resistant to the human body’s natural defence mechanisms and can go on to cause serious health problems such as lung cancer.

What will you do to support Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2021?

By Ian Stone | November 19, 2021
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Throughout November, the UK has been taking part in Lung Cancer Awareness Month to help educate people about the disease and raise funds for research and support for patients. Sadly, every year around 47,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with lung cancer and according to the Health and Safety Executive’s report on Asbestos-related disease … Read more

Asbestos surveys save lives because they let people know where asbestos is located so that it can be properly managed and works can be carried out safely.

Asbestos surveys protect lives

By Neil Munro | November 11, 2021
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A case has come to light in the past few weeks which shows why asbestos surveys are so important. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the details of a court case concerning a construction company which was fined after employees were exposed to asbestos. MS Properties (Northern) Ltd has been fined for safety … Read more

During the past month we have turned the spotlight on the asbestos problem in our schools.

Asbestos problem in Welsh schools

By Ian Stone | November 4, 2021
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Anyone who reads our blogs regularly will know that during the past month we have turned the spotlight on the asbestos problem in our schools. At the beginning of October, we launched a hard-hitting campaign to tackle the asbestos problem in UK schools on World Teachers’ Day. Shockingly, in some UK cities and towns, more … Read more

Threat of asbestos contamination stopped work at major construction project

Threat of asbestos contamination stopped work at major construction project

By Neil Munro | October 28, 2021
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If organisations need reminding what damage even the threat of asbestos contamination can do to their business, they don’t need to look further than an incident which happened recently in Australia. A couple of weeks ago, hundreds of workers walked out on the $3.6bn Queen’s Wharf redevelopment in Brisbane because they were concerned that materials … Read more

UK teachers are dying after being exposed to asbestos

Teacher died after being exposed to asbestos

By Ian Stone | October 21, 2021
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During the past few weeks, we have turned the spotlight on the risk of pupils and teachers being exposed to asbestos. You may remember that earlier this month we revealed we had launched a hard-hitting campaign calling for action to be taken to address the awful legacy of asbestos in UK schools. In our recent … Read more

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School holidays are the perfect time for asbestos surveys

By Neil Munro | October 14, 2021
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When you think of the upcoming October half-term holiday, asbestos surveys and asbestos-related works might not be the first thing that spring to mind. Fortunately, many schools and colleges wisely choose to use their breaks to get on top of their asbestos issues by organising asbestos surveys or carrying out works which – without the … Read more

Acorn campaign targets asbestos in schools.

Asbestos in schools to be tackled by new Acorn campaign

By Ian Stone | October 7, 2021
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This week we were proud to launch a hard-hitting campaign targeting the issue of asbestos in schools. If you read our blog last week you will know that more than 20 years after the UK banned the use of asbestos here, it’s estimated that a high percentage of our schools still contain the deadly substance. … Read more

Is the UK ignoring its problem with asbestos in schools?

Is the UK ignoring its problem with asbestos in schools?

By Neil Munro | September 30, 2021
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Did you know that the UK has a significant problem with asbestos in schools? More than two decades since the use of asbestos was banned in the UK, it’s estimated that eight out of 10 of our schools still contain the deadly substance. Throughout the 20th century, asbestos was used frequently by our construction industry, … Read more

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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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