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Asbestos pollution.
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.
Asbestos.
Asbestos can be mixed with other materials asbestos-containing materials and the only certain way of identifying if a material contains asbestos is by laboratory analysis. Unfortunately, the council does not have any testing facilities, nor is it able to undertake testing on your behalf.
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.
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Trade unions representing school workers have formed a joint union asbestos committee which is calling on the government to fund a phased removal of all asbestos from schools. Image: The government is being urged to fund the removal of all asbestos from schools.
Asbestos.
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 in the home.
Any badly-damaged asbestos material that is likely to become further damaged should be removed if it cannot be protected. Some materials sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging / insulation or asbestos insulating board should only be removed by a contractor licensed by HSE.
Asbestos Information and Guidance Asbestos Guide IOM.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC recently reaffirmed that there is sufficient evidence for asbestos to be classified as a known human carcinogen i.e. All commercial forms of asbestos, including chrysotile white asbestos, cause lung cancer and mesothelioma.
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Bags of asbestos have been dumped in a leat near an east Devon village, the Environment Agency has said. It said it had launched an investigation after two builders bags of asbestos sheets were found in the Mill Leat, on the River Clyst, near Sowton, which were thought to have been dumped about 20 November.
Asbestos advice for residential properties.
Materials such as sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging / insulation or asbestos insulating board, should only be removed by a contractor licensed by the Health and Safety Executive HSE. Bonded asbestos products include floor tiles, roof tiles, and cement sheets, flues and gutters.

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