The History of Asbestos

Somewhere throughout the course of your life, you’ve like heard of asbestos, the natural but toxic mineral which was heavily used in the manufacture of numerous products up through the end of the 20th century. Capable of causing numerous fatal health conditions, the mineral is still used in select items but has largely been banned for manufacturing purposes.  What […]

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Is Asbestos Still Legal?

You’re likely very familiar with the health risks and potential dangers that asbestos offers. After all, the UK has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world. Mesothelioma, if you didn’t know, is a cancer of the lungs that results from asbestos exposure.  But is asbestos still around? Despite our general knowledge of asbestos dangers, many […]

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Where Is Asbestos Located? Everything You Need to Know

Nearly 2,600 people died from mesothelioma in 2016 as a result of asbestos exposure. This deadly disease is considered a silent killer because the source of it is often hidden. Where is asbestos located? Behind walls, under floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles, insulation, and more could harbour asbestos. Virtually every home built before 1980 contained asbestos in […]

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5 Most Common Types Of Asbestos Illness

Approximately 90,000 people die from asbestos-related illness on a yearly basis. These individuals suffer from a range of asbestos-related diseases, some of which are inherently fatal, and some of which are precursors to fatal conditions.  Interested in learning about asbestos illness? Then don’t stop reading now. We’re going to discuss the 5 most common.  The Most Common Asbestos […]

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5 Most Common Health Risks Of Asbestos

A common building material turned hazardous time bomb; asbestos exposure has proven to be deadly.  Asbestos was originally used in commercial products due to its strength, ability to withstand high temperatures, and its stable chemical nature. Whilst products made using the natural fibres of asbestos are durable, health problems have surrounded those with asbestos exposure.  The asbestos […]

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5 Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is the most serious illness that comes from exposure to asbestos. Here are 5 symptoms of mesothelioma to watch out for. Mesothelioma death rates have increased five-fold in the last decade. In 2016, 500 people died from malignant mesothelioma. This serious disease has no cure and is often detected in its late stages. The mesothelium that […]

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How Is Asbestos Testing Conducted?

5,000 people die in the UK each year due to asbestos. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize they succumbed to asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral with a fibrous consistency. It’s heat-resistant and provides other benefits to the home, your job, and even your clothing. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure is toxic. Most people breathe in the toxic fumes, […]

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Asbestos in Construction: High-Risk Jobs and How to Protect Yourself

Asbestos in Construction: High-Risk Jobs and How to Protect Yourself Did you know that there are 4 cancers that have all been determined to have casual relationships with asbestos? Mesothelioma cancer affects about 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. In the UK, there were 2,496 deaths from mesothelioma in 2016. Ovarian cancer, lung cancer, and laryngeal cancer are […]

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