Is Asbestos Present On Your Farm?

A recent case where a farmer died following years of exposure to harmful asbestos fibre highlights how the material is a significant hazard to health that cannot be ignored. There is a very good chance that on most farms, asbestos may still be lurking leading to the possibility of more people being exposed to its

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£1m Added To Cost Of Leisure Centre Demolition Due To Asbestos

The BBC website reports this month that the demolition of a leisure centre in Blaenau Gwent has been held up after brown asbestos was found. The asbestos was found to be present even though the building had been surveyed and the presence of the brown asbestos wasn’t detected. This highlights the continuing risk asbestos poses

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The Hidden Danger Of Asbestos And How To Deal With It

The number of deaths resulting from exposure to asbestos has peaked according to statistics, however there may still be hidden asbestos dangers lurking in homes as well as commercial building and schools. A type of lung cancer called mesothelioma can result from even low levels of exposure to asbestos fibres and in 2014 2,567 people

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Builders – The Cost Effective Way To Deal With Asbestos

Most builders will have come across asbestos at some point for the simple reason that asbestos was still being used in buildings up until the year 2000, which isn’t that long ago. Asbestos was used widely in the years prior to 2000 mainly for its flexibility and magical ability to resist heat. Just as importantly

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Why Consider Asbestos Encapsulation?

The dangers of asbestos are well known, yet there are still many buildings in the UK that have some of this potentially deadly material which lies hidden in roof spaces in particular. Worse still, the material is often found in schools and other public buildings, particularly those built between the 1950s to 1980s. While asbestos

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Asbestos Encapsulation Methods

If you have a building which contains asbestos and you want to deal with the problem before any damage occurs which might result in fibres escaping into the air, then one method is to use encapsulation. Encapsulation acts as a seal to prevent asbestos fibres escaping and can be a cost effective and safer alternative

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What The World’s Noisiest Cities Tell Us About Excessive Noise

Depending on which study you find, the noisiest cities in the world tend to be found in cities that are densely populated with high volumes of traffic with poor planning which exacerbates the effects of noise on their populations. The worst city in the world for noise pollution is Guangzhou in China and the effects

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Hidden Noise Hazards That May Be Lurking in Your Home

Have you ever been irritated by the noise of a vacuum cleaner or the rumbling of a washing machine? You may be surprised to hear that these noises can sometimes be comparable to the noise you would hear on a factory floor or building site. When you consider that even low levels of noise can

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If You Don’t Like Noise Avoid These Jobs

Sound insulation can be an effective barrier to noise in the workplace, however the nature of some jobs means exposure to excessive noise is inevitable. Noise exposure can increase the risk of acquiring all sorts of health problems, particularly if noise levels are high in a work environment where most of us spend the majority

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Acoustic insulation against noise from loud machinery

If your office building contains noisy mechanical equipment then there can be a problem not only with internal noise but also complaints from neighbouring properties. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the volume of noise from machinery if you fit the right type of sound insulation measures. Build an enclosure This may be one of

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