Asbestos

Eradicating the Asbestos Hazard

Article from Laurie Kazan-Allen - IBAS
Recognizing that Britain is in the grip of an “asbestos crisis,” the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health has issued calls for the complete eradication of the asbestos hazard, citing big numbers to substantiate the need for a definitive solution to a long-term problem.

Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which is almost indestructible.

Its resistance to heat led to its use in thousands of products yet medical science has proved that breathing asbestos dust can kill.

An asbestos fibre is typically 2000 times thinner than a human hair. These fibres bypass the bodies defence system and get deep into the lung, where they can cause serious damage. 

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