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Asbestos – Where can it be Found and What is the Risk?

July 23, 2020 1:42 pm

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Asbestos was one of the most popular building materials of the 20th Century – cheap, durable and perfect for use in a multitude of ways – from roofing to heatproofing, asbestos was used all over the UK, not only in building but also in ironing boards and even science lab heat mats (many people will remember being able to give the school science mats a good smack on the table, and dust flying off of it).

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Unfortunately, what nobody knew back then was the danger that asbestos posed to health. Because the symptoms of asbestos related illness do not show up for many years after exposure, it was simply not known that it was such a dangerous substance. Today, we are aware of the dangers of asbestos, and if we find out it is in our home we want it removed safely by a professional asbestos removal Birmingham based company such as https://www.tesenvironmental-ltd.co.uk/

The main people at risk of contracting lung diseases linked to asbestos inhalation, are people who worked in the construction industries during the 1970s and 1980s. This includes people like plumbers and electricians who may have unwittingly inhaled asbestos fibres, which cause the deadly illnesses, whilst doing their work.

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Once the illness has become apparent, there is unfortunately no way to cure it or reverse the damage that has been done, but there are some treatments that can help relieve symptoms and ways that you can reduce your risks such as by stopping smoking and receiving the flu vaccine every year.

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