Category Archives: Asbestos awareness training

Innovative ways EU governments are combatting asbestos

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As many as one-third of European citizens are exposed to asbestos in their lifetime – and nearly 15,000 related deaths occur each year. It’s evident that these carcinogenic substances are still a pervasive problem in European public housing, hospitals, schools and more. Over the last few years, there have been new and effective anti-asbestos campaigns, […]

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Are public buildings in Britain really safe from asbestos?

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From the mid-19th century until 1999, Britain produced and used more asbestos-based materials than any other nation. Asbestos insulation, floor tiles, cement and even automobile parts were common and low-cost, purchased by the average citizen who was oblivious to medical evidence that linked the silicate mineral to untreatable lung diseases and cancers. While asbestos materials […]

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The dark legacy of the Town of Asbestos

Abandoned House, The dark legacy of the Town of Asbestos, Canada, Quebec

The word ‘asbestos’ hasn’t always had such negative connotations. Asbestos fibres were used in a staggering amount of construction materials including asbestos insulation, floor tiles and even fabric for its soundproofing and fireproofing qualities. Though the negative and deadly consequences of this silicate mineral were suspected for hundreds of years, it wasn’t until the start […]

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

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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

European Asbestos Forum

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

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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

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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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