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Dying for a good education – Is asbestos a real danger in schools?

In the decades following the Second World War and up to the turn of the century, hundreds of thousands of new homes, hospitals, commercial buildings and schools were constructed to accommodate the increasing population. Most of these building utilised asbestos to some degree in their construction. This means that for parents, children and teachers, the…

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The True and False of Asbestos

Asbestos was extensively used in building materials for most of the 20th century, and it can still be found today in a range of common materials such as soffit boards, ceiling tiles, boiler cupboards and pipe lagging. Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) were potentially used in any home built pre-2000, and although there are some very…

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The Returning Killer – Why asbestos-related disease is still on the rise

The danger from exposure to asbestos is well known and has been for many years. In fact, the Romans knew that slaves who had worked in the asbestos mines were prone to early death from lung diseases. Despite some historical warnings, though, during The Industrial Revolution the material grew in popularity as its heat resistant…

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The Hidden Danger in the Classroom – Asbestos Awareness for Teachers

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For an extended period between the 1950s and the end of the century, building materials that contained asbestos were used extensively in schools around the country. With the benefit of hindsight, it seems insane that we would build our learning institutions utilising a mineral that is listed as a Category 1 carcinogen in their construction.…

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5 Tips on Asbestos Safety for DIY Projects

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There is not much the British homeowner enjoys more than the prospect of a DIY project. We love the planning, the measuring, the working out of the cost, the trip to buy the materials, unpacking new tools and then the settling back with a cup of tea enjoying a job well done after all the…

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