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Bags of asbestos have been dumped in a leat near an east Devon village, the Environment Agency has said. It said it had launched an investigation after two builders bags of asbestos sheets were found in the Mill Leat, on the River Clyst, near Sowton, which were thought to have been dumped about 20 November.
Asbestos disposal.
However we would strongly advise you to use a licensed professional to carry out any work with asbestos you may have in your home. You can find a list of accredited asbestos removal companies from the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association.
HSE: Asbestos health and safety in the workplace.
Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc and causes around 5000 deaths every year. Why is it dangerous? Asbestos analysis and measurement. Where can you find asbestos? Are you a licensed asbestos contractor?
Asbestos Asbestos Oldham Council.
We offer general guidance on handling asbestos, and will advise when specialist help may be required. We do not carry out asbestos sampling, analysis or removal. You can find specialist asbestos removal contractors on the internet or a list of all Asbestos Licence Holders on the HSE website.
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Environmental Health Health and Safety At Work Service Details.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 makes it a requirement to manage asbestos in buildings and every duty holder needs to arrange for a suitable and sufficient assessment to be completed which details the locations and condition of any asbestos or suspected asbestos materials within the premises which are reasonably accessible, and record the findings of the assessment and every subsequent review.
Asbestos Information and Guidance Asbestos Guide IOM.
This study also shows that fifty years after first exposure to asbestos the predicted prevalence of plaques for a population with moderate exposure 1 fibre/ml is about 60%. Chrysotile asbestos is the most widely used asbestos variety, and is casually referred to as white asbestos.
Asbestos guidance Information on asbestos Rossendale Borough Council.
The supplier or manufacturer of a building material or appliance may be able to tell you whether it contains asbestos. If you are unsure if a product contains asbestos, you could arrange for a sample to be tested, or treat suspect products as if they contain asbestos.

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