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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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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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Asbestos: Your duties as an employer

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) advises that a "significant" asbestos risk could remain in hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings, in lagging, partition walls, fire insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, roofing sheets, felt and other common building materials. They also warn that over a quarter of all asbestos deaths today are in workers who have been exposed in construction, maintenance and related trades like painting, plumbing and building services which brought them into contact with asbestos.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 took effect in November 2006 and contain several new measures that apply to all work with asbestos materials carried out by employers, the self-employed and employees, whether this work requires a licence or not.

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Octobers Asbestoes News Update

We have been investigating new laws which are being forced on the 29th October.

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