Category: Asbestos News

Posted by admin on 5th April 2024

Why is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos is a significant health hazard, responsible for various respiratory diseases and cancers. Although banned in many countries, including the UK, this material still poses a threat due to its presence in older buildings. When asbestos-containing materials (ACMS) are disturbed, microscopic fibres are released into the air, where they can be inhaled. Read on to find out why is asbestos dangerous.  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUk2DtAOT9c[/embed] What is asbestos?  Asbestos is a naturally occurring...

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Posted by admin on 11th March 2024

Can asbestos be found in schools?

Asbestos, once hailed a miracle material for its fire-resistant properties and durability, is now recognised as a hazardous substance with severe health implications. While its use has declined significantly over the years, many older buildings, including schools, may still contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). In this article, we'll explore the presence of asbestos in schools, risks, and measures taken to address this ongoing concern.  Understanding Asbestos in Schools Asbestos was commonly...

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Posted by admin on 6th November 2023

Are builders and construction workers at risk from asbestos?

At ProDEM, we often get asked “Are builders and construction workers at risk from asbestos?”. This is a common concern due to it being so harmful if ingested. Although there was a ban on asbestos as a construction material in the UK in the late 1990s, it can still be found in many buildings built before 1999.  If asbestos isn’t disturbed, it is generally harmless. Asbestos becomes toxic if its...

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Posted by admin on 8th June 2023

Why is it important to remove asbestos?

Are you wondering why is it important to remove asbestos? If so, keep reading. This material was commonly used in construction projects in the 20th century until it was finally banned outright in the late 1990s in the UK. Whilst asbestos was a popular construction material due to factors like its strength and affordability, its fibres can be very dangerous when inhaled.  There’s a big chance someone may inhale asbestos...

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Posted by admin on 5th May 2023

What are the different types of asbestos?

Are you wondering “What are the different types of asbestos?” If so, keep reading. As one of the region’s most prominent asbestos removal specialists, we have become highly knowledgeable on this topic. ProDEM is on hand to assist if you need residential or commercial asbestos removal in Nottingham. What exactly is asbestos and what are the main types? A naturally occurring mineral from the silicate family, asbestos was a common...

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Posted by jask Media on 5th March 2021

How do you safely remove asbestos?

Do you have asbestos in your property and want to remove it quickly and safely? If so, it’s best to call in the experts. Removing asbestos yourself can be very dangerous. Asbestos becomes harmful once it’s disturbed. If you encounter asbestos in your home or commercial premises, you must not touch it. Only those who are trained and experienced in the handling and removal of asbestos should do so. At...

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