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Asbestos bristol.gov.uk.
If you think youve found asbestos in your council property stop any work and contact the Customer Services Centre, and ask for the Council Housing Repairs Team, on 0117 922 2200 between 8.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Well check our asbestos register to see if asbestos has been recorded at your home in the past.
Asbestos Information and Guidance Asbestos Guide IOM.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC recently reaffirmed that there is sufficient evidence for asbestos to be classified as a known human carcinogen i.e. All commercial forms of asbestos, including chrysotile white asbestos, cause lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Asbestos Westminster City Council.
Most asbestos removal work should only be attempted by a licensed contractor although some work is non-licenced, depending on risk. You can learn more about asbestos removal on the Health and Safety Executive website, including a list of licensed asbestos removal contractors.
Asbestos guidance Information on asbestos Rossendale Borough Council.
The supplier or manufacturer of a building material or appliance may be able to tell you whether it contains asbestos. If you are unsure if a product contains asbestos, you could arrange for a sample to be tested, or treat suspect products as if they contain asbestos.
Asbestos pollution.
Always seek advice before thinking of removing asbestos and follow the basic rules below if carrying out asbestos cement removal work. Do not attempt to remove asbestos lagging, spray coatings or large areas of insulation board by yourself as these materials can only be safely removed by a licensed contractor.
Asbestos hidden killer Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland.
textured decorative coating such as Artex textured coatings contain a small amount of asbestos the asbestos is well bonded and fibres are not easily released however, it is still an asbestos product, and as such, needs to be worked with safely.
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Asbestos cancer compensation scheme approved by States. The States of Guernsey has approved a scheme that will offer compensation to patients diagnosed with a rare lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. People who have contracted mesothelioma from their employment or general environment will be eligible for the scheme from 1 January 2021.
What is asbestos? National Asbestos Helpline National Asbestos Helpline.
Sprayed coatings, pipe insulation and asbestos insulating board AIB are thought to be the most dangerous due to their high content of asbestos and crumbly nature. Widely known for its fireproofing abilities, asbestos was a common ingredient in insulating products.
Asbestos advice for residential properties.
The use of trained professionals to repair or remove materials that contain asbestos is encouraged. Materials such as sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging / insulation or asbestos insulating board, should only be removed by a contractor licensed by the Health and Safety Executive HSE.
Britains death toll from asbestos at crisis level, figures reveal Health The Guardian.
Asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous mineral, was widely used in the UK as insulation and a fire retardant. The import and use of blue and brown asbestos was banned in 1985, while white asbestos, which is thought to be less dangerous, was banned in 1999.

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