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Left alone, this is not a problem, but if it is disturbed, it can cause fibres to be released and inhaled.
If inhaled, asbestos fibres can enter the lungs and cause serious diseases, which according to the government, are responsible for around 4000 deaths a year.
The varying materials that contain asbestos range from, roofing sheets and sound proofing to insulation. Toilet cisterns, textured coatings and felts & bitumen, fire & Heat resistance, acoustics and strengthening of base products such as cement roofing sheets and vinyl floor tiles.
Indeed, literally hundreds of products had asbestos added to them for a variety of useful purposes.
Asbestos was regarded, for many years, as an excellent material for these and other practical reasons.
Although the first reported cases of asbestos related health problems can be found as far back as the 1930’s, it was not until the 1980’s that direct action was taken on its usage. Firstly by a voluntary ban followed by legislation and eventual total ban in 1999.
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