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Where is asbestos found in UK homes?

It is estimated by the British Lung Foundation (BLF) that there could be asbestos present in as many as 14 million homes in the UK, which is around half of...

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How to manage suspected asbestos materials

Although asbestos was finally banned from use in construction in the UK in 1999, it can still be found in a huge number of existing buildings across the country that...

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High risk occupations for asbestos exposure

Understood to cause around 5,000 deaths in the UK every year, asbestos-related conditions can be difficult to trace back to source, since it can be several decades between the exposure...

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Asbestos News Roundup – July 2017

Action Mesothelioma Day took place on 7 July 2017, an annual event to raise awareness of and commemorate those who have been affected by this asbestos-related illness.

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Asbestos News Roundup - June

With asbestos-related diseases responsible for around 5,000 deaths in the UK every year, it’s important to raise awareness of these conditions and highlight the support that is available to victims and their families after diagnosis. We have compiled some of the UK’s online news coverage of asbestos-related issues from June 2017:

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Asbestos News Roundup - May

Once known as the miracle material, asbestos has long been known to cause incurable cancers and other diseases. It is now a banned substance and no new buildings in the UK or Europe will contain asbestos. However, the ban only came into force in 1999, so, it’s not unusual for a building built prior to this to contain asbestos.

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Common asbestos myths busted

Once called a miracle material for its heat and fire resistance, asbestos was commonly used from the 19th century up until the year 1999 in residential, commercial and public buildings.

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Asbestos News Roundup – April 2017

The current number of asbestos-related deaths in the UK each year means that an average of around 13 people every day are losing their lives to a condition caused by...

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What is asbestos and why does it make you ill?

Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals made of tiny fibres which were frequently used in building materials up until 1999.

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Asbestos News March 2017

Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5,000 people a year according to the Health and Safety Executive.  

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