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The FM method – new way of detecting asbestos fibres in the air

Even though asbestos products were banned in the United Kingdom in 1999, nearly half of all buildings – and upwards of 75% of schools – still contain this carcinogenic material. If asbestos products are damaged, their sharp microscopic fibres are released into the air. When inhaled, asbestos can embed itself in the lungs. With proper […]

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London to host 3rd European Asbestos Forum Conference in September

What is the European Asbestos Forum? This year, the 3rd annual European Asbestos Forum Conference (EAF) will commence in London. The goal of the EAF is to connect qualified asbestos awareness professionals with industry experts. Whether you’re involved in asbestos removal, testing, insurance or consultancy, the wide range of perspectives encourages engaging dialogue. What have […]

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Digging deep into the UK’s lurking asbestos problem

With over 50% of buildings in the UK containing asbestos products, the need for proper asbestos awareness training has never been more important. The threat of asbestos fibre exposure doesn’t stop with buildings, however. Thousands of investigations across the UK have discovered asbestos contaminated soil throughout the country in accordance with the Control of Asbestos […]

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The human price of asbestos in the UK

Industrial workers have been plagued by many work-related illnesses and injuries for centuries. Asbestos is the root of many present-day respiratory diseases caused by its the widespread use in the 20th century. British industrial workers are most at risk for contracting these conditions,  often decades after exposure to asbestos fibres. Most notable of these conditions […]

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12 asbestos myths: DEBUNKED

Nearly everyone has heard something about the dangers of asbestos, but we at Bainbridge e-Learning often hear a variety of misinformation surrounding this very hazardous material. We’ve compiled a list of 12 most common asbestos rumours in order to set the record straight, once and for all. Myth #1: Asbestos is safe in small doses […]

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Where do you find asbestos and how do you identify it?

Whether you’re a self-employed tradesperson, a professional in charge of a training crew, or are involved in managing works in buildings, you’ need to prepare yourself in the event you encounter or disturb asbestos. General awareness about asbestos — as well as knowledge about how to accurately spot it– is an important step in successful […]

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FAQs about asbestos awareness answered

What is asbestos? Asbestos is the generic name for a group of fibrous silicate minerals found in the ground. For centuries, it has been prized for its ability to withstand heat, fire, and chemical reactions. When completely intact, there’s little long-term damage to worry about in terms of health, but unfortunately, when these materials are […]

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