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HSL investigation refutes asbestos claims over safe cement

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) have investigated claims that chrysotile in asbestos cement changes into a non-asbestos fibrous material called Casitile. The claims also suggested that this process is 100% efficient and no chrysotile asbestos remains in the matrix and no release of airborne chrysotile fibres can occur.

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Glove bag
A manufactured or fabricated device consisting of a bag constructed of a minimum thickness of 6 mil plastic or other impervious material, tow inward-projecting long-sleeve gloves impervious to asbestos fibres, one inward-projecting water-wand sleeve, and an attached, labeled receptacle for asbestos waste. The glove bag is constructed and installed in such a manner that it surrounds the object or area to be decontaminated and contains the asbestos fibres released during the removal process. The glove bag may be modified to accommodate other tools and work practices as long as it remains sealed.

Glove-box (bag)
Plastic enclosure placed around a specific operation such as a valve to contain small areas of materials for asbestos removal.

Grinding
To reduce to powder or small fragments and includes mechanical chipping or drilling.

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