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Yearly Archives: 2016

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What Does Asbestos Look Like?

By | July 18th, 2016|

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that comes in different colors and takes different structural forms. Six types of asbestos became commonly used in the 20th century, though at least a hundred other asbestiform minerals are found in nature. It is resistant to heat, electricity and chemical reaction. It fireproofs and strengthens, prevents chemical combustion and [...]

Asbestos Awareness in Construction. What you need to know?

By | June 20th, 2016|

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was mined and incorporated into products to make them stronger and fireproof. It made products safer by preventing fire, but it unfortunately causes deadly health effects, including malignant mesothelioma and pulmonary disease. The construction industry used asbestos more than any other industry by making thousands of products with asbestos. Other [...]

Why You Need Asbestos Awareness Training

By | April 28th, 2016|

Asbestos is a highly toxic fibre which can cause severe illness including the rare and incurable cancer, mesothelioma. Asbestos fibres are most toxic in a powder form when they become airborne and can be inhaled. The thin needle like fibres embed themselves in the lungs and it is there that they wreak havoc on the [...]

The Wizard of AsbestOz: Hollywood’s toxic asbestos snow

By | March 2nd, 2016|

Image source: Ruthie Dawson-Pinterest Hollywood has many tricks up its sleeve when trying to create magical worlds for us to enjoy. The end product can be so believable that it’s hard to imagine that anything untoward could possibly been a factor. Unfortunately Hollywood perfection comes at a price. One of the most popular [...]