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Who is at risk?

Anyone who uses your building, who disturbs asbestos that has deteriorated or been damaged and is releasing fibres can be at risk. Anyone whose work involves drilling, sawing or cutting into the fabric of the premises could potentially be at risk, for example electricians and decorators. Fidget Cube Shop Fidget Cube Products Fidget Cube Shop…
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I think I have asbestos in my workplace. What should I do?

As long as asbestos is in good condition and is not being, or going to be, disturbed or damaged there is no risk. However if it is disturbed or damaged, for example during building maintenance work, it can be a danger to health, because asbestos fibres are then released into the air and breathed in.…
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What types of asbestos are there?

There are three main types of asbestos, which may be found in premises. These are commonly called blue asbestos (crocidolite), brown asbestos (amosite), and white asbestos (chrysotile). All of them are hazardous.
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What are the problems with asbestos?

Breathing in air containing asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos related diseases, mainly cancers of the lungs and chest lining. There is no cure for asbestos related diseases, which currently kill up to 3000 in the UK each year and are the biggest work-related killer at the moment.
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