What is Asbestos

What is Asbestos? – Asbestos Management

Asbestos is a substance that was generally utilized from the 1950’s directly through to the 1980’s as a building material. It was utilized to such a degree, to the point that it can now be found in about any building constructed before the year 2000.

Asbestos introduction can bring about various asbestos related infections, including Mesothelioma, asbestos related lung tumor, and asbestosis.

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In 2010, more that 4000 individuals died from these illnesses in the UK, and the numbers are thought liable to grow until 2015.

A significant number of the deaths connected with asbestos today are accepted to be because of introduction to asbestos somewhere around 20 and 50 years ago.

Due to its high temperature, flame, corrosive and soluble base safe properties and on the grounds that it was extremely viable and relatively inexpensive, asbestos has been utilized as a element within numerous building materials which are regularly found in many structures in the UK, up until 1999.

 As these building materials age, and are subjected to the everyday exercises which are connected with typical building utilization, they are liable to fall apart or become broken, (ie, as a result of regular support/repair work).

At the point when asbestos holding materials are damaged, they can free asbestos strands into the air.


On the off chance that building occupants breath asbestos strands into their lungs, the filaments can stay torpid in the lungs for a long time, and bring about various asbestos related infections which are frequently physically incapacitating and regularly deadly.

Structures developed after World War 2 up until the mid 1970’s are determined to hold the most unsafe and  hazardous asbestos bonded materials.



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