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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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In Poor Condition
The binding of the asbestos containing material is losing its integrity as indicated by peeling, cracking, or crumbling of the material.

Inactive Waste Disposal Site
Any disposal site or portion of it where additional asbestos-containing waste material has not been deposited within the past year.

Any unanticipated event which causes, or is immediately likely to cause, an exposure of an employee, unprotected by an appropriate respirator, to asbestos fibres in excess of the PEL and/or excursion limit.

Industrial Hygienist
A professional qualified by education, training, and experience to recognize, evaluate, and develop controls for occupational health hazards.

Any building or structure or any group of buildings or structures at a single demolition or renovation site that are under the control of the same owner or operator (or owner or operator under common control).

Death of tissue from loss of blood supply.

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