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Essential safety tips when working with asbestos

Despite the fact asbestos is no longer used as a construction material, it can still be found in buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000. For this reason, it remains an ever-present threat to people working nearby. When asbestos is disturbed or damaged, it can release harmful fibres into the air. If inhaled, these […]

What to look for in an asbestos removal firm

Commonly found in buildings built before the year 2000, asbestos is an incredibly dangerous mineral and causes around 5,000 deaths every year. When materials containing asbestos are disturbed or damaged, deadly fibres are released into the air, which if inhaled, can cause serious illness and disease such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, pleural thickening and asbestosis. […]

What materials contain one or more of the various types of asbestos?

Asbestos is an incredibly dangerous and harmful material that may still be found in several residential homes and industrial premises. Thankfully, asbestos can no longer be used as a construction material, but any property built or refurbished before the year 2000 may pose a threat today. If asbestos containing materials are well maintained, in good […]

Health warning that vintage Christmas decorations could contain asbestos

Even though Christmas is a time of year filled with joy and merriment, several Britons could be exposing themselves to asbestos by putting up old Christmas decorations. It is being reported that vintage baubles and other ornaments could contain this dangerous mineral because in the 1940s, fake snow was made from pure asbestos. When decorations […]

Asbestos information for property owners and the public

Widely used in the construction of residential and commercial properties from the 1950s until the late 1990s, asbestos remains an ever-present danger. If this material is disturbed or damaged in any way, deadly fibres can be released into the air and inhaled by unwitting individuals. Although symptoms might not come about for several years, inhaling […]

Are you at risk from asbestos?

Despite the fact that asbestos is no longer used as a building material, it still presents a risk to several individuals. Every year, asbestos kills around 5,000 workers, which is more than the number of road fatalities. What’s more, around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure, as it can often […]

Understanding asbestos – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part 2

In part one of Sperion’s frequently asked questions about asbestos article, we looked at the health risks associated with this dangerous material, how it can be identified and what to do if you suspect your home or workplace is at risk. In our second instalment, we will look more closely at the commercial and construction […]