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Asbestos in your home.
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.
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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.
Asbestos Stockport Homes.
By April 2021 SHG endeavour to have conducted an Asbestos management survey to each of its 11000, plus properties. Staff and contractors are Asbestos Awareness trained so that they are able to identify any potential Asbestos materials and assess its condition.
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 LBBD.
However, when asbestos materials age or become damaged for example, when drilled, sawn, scrubbed or sanded, they can release toxic fibres into the air. Breathing in asbestos fibres is dangerous and can lead to asbestos related lung diseases, including cancers, which can take many years to develop.
Darlington Borough Council Asbestos.
Asbestos fibres may be present in the air in buildings containing asbestos materials, especially where the materials are damaged. It is very unlikely that the levels of asbestos fibres will be harmful but, if you have damaged asbestos materials in your home you should get advice on what to do from a private contractor.
Asbestos Asbestos South Northamptonshire Council.
If asbestos materials are in good condition, and in a place where they are unlikely to be disturbed, then they should not cause any harm. It is only when the materials are damaged or disturbed, so that fibres are released, that asbestos can become a danger.
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Where will I find Asbestos? Asbestos has been used in many materials and it is very difficult to determine whether a material contains asbestos purely by looking at it. A laboratory would confirm whether a material contains asbestos or not.

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