Category: Asbestos News

How do you safely remove asbestos?

5th March 2021 by ProDEM

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 […]

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Are Builders & Construction Workers at Risk From Asbestos?

3rd January 2018 by ProDEM

Asbestos refers to a group of six varieties of naturally occurring minerals. These minerals are made up of microscopic but extremely durable fibres which are resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals – which goes along way to explaining why it was such a popular construction material for centuries. Why is Asbestos a Risk? However, […]

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Why asbestos needs to be removed professionally

25th September 2017 by ProDEM

On the 26th of this month, we had our thirteenth Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Established by Meso Foundation volunteers in 2004, Mesothelioma Awareness Day has been instrumental in bringing more attention to, and funding research for, this particularly vicious form of cancer. Mesothelioma Awareness Day: 26th September In light of this, the team at ProDEM will […]

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Indirect asbestos claims on the rise

30th July 2017 by ProDEM

Individuals who were indirectly exposed to commercial asbestos are pursuing compensation claims in greater numbers in 2017. Who is claiming? A majority of these victims are women who, it is believed, were exposed to asbestos fibres that clung to their spouse’s work clothes. Currently, these women are not entitled to any form of compensation, despite developing diseases […]

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Why Soft Strip & Building Derating is Good for the Environment

23rd February 2017 by ProDEM

Building derating is the most environmentally sustainable service that a demolition team can offer. Known as ‘soft stripping’, building derating is a form of deconstruction where crews ‘harvest’ reusable materials and leave a building’s structural framework intact. Following this method, an outdated, but structurally sound building is stripped back to its foundations, walls and floors, […]

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The Rise in Asbestos-related Claims

15th January 2017 by ProDEM

As we saw last month, asbestos-related illnesses are still prevalent today, with many cases being reported long after initial exposure. While we previously focused on the problem of asbestos exposure in schools, they aren’t the only places in the country where asbestos is still a major problem. In this article, we’re taking a look at […]

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Asbestos in Schools: Protect Our Children

21st December 2016 by ProDEM

Asbestos is one of history’s most popular building materials, with its use dating back thousands of years. It was commonly used throughout the 20th century during the construction of a huge range of buildings, both domestic and public, and it wasn’t until decades of mainstream use that the dangers of asbestos became apparent. The use […]

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Why You Should Buy Reclaimed Wooden Flooring

4th October 2016 by ProDEM

  As the focus on sustainability and recycling grows stronger and stronger, it’s important to use every opportunity available to implement reclamation in any way we can. With reclaimed goods it’s possible to preserve and reuse certain materials and objects without having to go to the trouble of creating and constructing new ones. In this […]

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2028-2035: An Asbestos Free World

4th June 2016 by ProDEM

Asbestos was widely used in construction for many years before the downsides and hazards of using it were finally realised. Asbestos remains in many buildings around the UK. Pubs, houses and even schools could still contain asbestos today. Recent times have unearthed the dangers of asbestos, and many establishments have had it removed, but now […]

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Demolition: Achieving a Reclamation-Led Approach – Part 2

16th May 2016 by ProDEM

Reclamation is growing more and more important, and here at ProDEM, we are looking to maximise the amount of reclaimed products on every job, to help the demolition industry learn how to become more sustainable, cost effective and beneficial to the environment. It is of growing importance to educate those involved in any demolition project, […]

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Asbestos In Homes: The Hidden Health Hazard

27th January 2016 by ProDEM

  Asbestos is a mineral fibre that was commonly used in industrialisation from the mid-19th Century up until 1999, when a total ban was imposed due to the link made between the substance and serious health risks. Before the ban, asbestos was widely used in both domestic and commercial buildings due to it’s properties of […]

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