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asbestos

A mineral fiber once commonly used for its fire-retarding and insulation properties. It was widely employed in insulation, roofing, floor tiles, household products, and appliances. After extensive studies,the Environmental Protection Agency determined that asbestos caused lung and stomach cancer in people exposed to it over long periods of time.If real property contains asbestos in it,most lenders will require removal,or a firm commitment for removal,before they will fund any loans to buy or renovate the property. Real estate agents are required to disclose the presence of asbestos on property, if known. Asbestos removal is generally accomplished by specially trained and licensed asbestos abatement contractors.

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Private households may only deposit a maximum of 35 m2 asbestos (with a maximum weight of 500 kg) at the waste collection point.
"Smokers should not assume tobacco is the cause of their lung cancer if they have been exposed to asbestos dust within the past 10 to 50 years.
Outweighing every positive characteristic of asbestos are its hazardous and deadly side effects.
My advice to home inspectors who are not certified asbestos inspectors is to avoid this tricky area.
The asbestos industry faced 3.3 million claims from asbestos victims between 1988 and 2010, resulting in payouts of $17.5 billion and the bankruptcy of more than 100 asbestos companies.
Therefore, the objective of this study is to test the airborne asbestos concentrations in small-scale preschools built within ACBs in Seoul, and reduce the potential harm caused by asbestos by providing accurate information and an effective management plan.
Asbestos is the single biggest cause of deaths currently occurring due to work.
From the 1930s to 1990 there was widespread use of asbestos in house-building materials in Canada.
The aim of this work was to assess the frequency of asbestosis and pleural mesothelioma among workers of asbestos processing plants in Poland, classified according to the products manufactured and related technology, and according to the amount and type of asbestos processed.
ASBESTOS SURVEYS We are qualified and insured to carry out management and refurbishment/demolition surveys to identify asbestos containing materials (ACMS) within buildings and provide advice and guidance in managing the asbestos which has been identified.
It is likely that most houses in the UK will contain asbestos in one form or another, particularly those built before1999, however, providing it is not disturbed, it should not pose a risk to the building users.