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Asbestos Slough Borough Council.
Asbestos cement products contain white Chrysotile asbestos whereas insulation boards and other asbestos materials commonly contain brown Amosite and/or blue Crocidolite asbestos. It is accepted that the brown and blue forms of asbestos are much more dangerous than the white.
Asbestos guidance Information on asbestos Rossendale Borough Council.
The supplier or manufacturer of a building material or appliance may be able to tell you whether it contains asbestos. If you are unsure if a product contains asbestos, you could arrange for a sample to be tested, or treat suspect products as if they contain asbestos.
What is asbestos? British Lung Foundation.
If asbestos inside buildings remains intact, it poses very little risk. Its only when its damaged or disturbed that tiny asbestos fibres can be released into the air and enter your lungs when breathing. Breathing in asbestos fibres can damage your lungs and their lining.
Asbestos.
Asbestos can be mixed with other materials asbestos-containing materials and the only certain way of identifying if a material contains asbestos is by laboratory analysis. Unfortunately, the council does not have any testing facilities, nor is it able to undertake testing on your behalf.
Asbestos: What Is Asbestos and How Does It Cause Cancer.
Microscopic asbestos fibers cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. Unless it is clearly marked as asbestos, the only way to detect asbestos in an unmarked material is to send a sample to a lab for testing or hire an accredited asbestos inspector.
Asbestos pollution.
Always seek advice before thinking of removing asbestos and follow the basic rules below if carrying out asbestos cement removal work. Do not attempt to remove asbestos lagging, spray coatings or large areas of insulation board by yourself as these materials can only be safely removed by a licensed contractor.
Asbestos.
Disposing of asbestos. Asbestos is a hazardous waste and must not be mixed with household waste. Do not put asbestos in your wheelie bin. Advice and locations for disposing of asbestos on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website. Report fly-tipped asbestos.
Environment Pollution Asbestos.
If you suspect that the material contains asbestos you should not work on it and should seek expert advice. Plumbers and electricians are at risk from asbestos exposure because they might unwittingly drill into asbestos-containing materials in the course of their work.
Asbestos disposal.
However we would strongly advise you to use a licensed professional to carry out any work with asbestos you may have in your home. You can find a list of accredited asbestos removal companies from the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association.
Britains death toll from asbestos at crisis level, figures reveal Health The Guardian.
Asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous mineral, was widely used in the UK as insulation and a fire retardant. The import and use of blue and brown asbestos was banned in 1985, while white asbestos, which is thought to be less dangerous, was banned in 1999.
Asbestos South Tyneside Council.
Where is asbestos found? Asbestos can be found in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000. For more information about where asbestos can be found, go to Health and Safety Executive: Where can you find asbestos? Dealing with asbestos.

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