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Asbestos Mining to Resume in Zimbabwe Despite a 55 Country Ban

Asbestos has been responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people Worldwide, so it seems unbelievable to think that Asbestos Mining is to Resume in Zimbabwe after a $100million loan was secured from the Chinese government-owned company XCMG in a bid for the African country to resurrect over 20 asbestos mines. Zimbabwe – […]

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How To Tell If Something Contains Asbestos

There are all different forms, types and colours of asbestos containing materials, so how do you tell if something contains asbestos fibres? Despite the popular myth, the colour of an asbestos product doesn’t necessarily tell you how dangerous the product is. This is because many asbestos containing materials were manufactured in the same factories results […]

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Is Asbestos still a risk in the UK?

Although asbestos was banned for use in new products and construction in the UK in 1999 it still remains in many building across the country to date. Despite the well documented evidence that asbestos is hazardous to human health some people still refuse to accept the dangers. The question is: is asbestos still a risk […]

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Can I Bury Asbestos In My Garden?

Burying asbestos in your garden can be very dangerous, especially to unsuspecting people who may dig up the soil at a later date. While there may be no specific law preventing someone from burying asbestos waste in a garden, the demolition and removal of asbestos is a highly regulated activity. Once buried, the land surrounding […]

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