What is asbestos
It became known as a ‘Wonder Material’ because of properties including:
- Good thermal insulation
- Stable at high temperatures
- Good electrical insulation
- High tensile strength
- Does not degrade over time
- Chemical resistant
- Mechanically strong & can be woven
The most common ACMs in British homes are
This meant it became extremely popular as a building material, particularly between the 1950s and 1980s, and there was scarcely a building in the UK constructed between these times that did not contain asbestos to at least some degree.
However, research later proved a link between asbestos and lung diseases such as Asbestosis (which affects your ability to breathe), Lung Cancer, and Mesothelioma (a rare and even more deadly cancer of the lung lining and chest wall).
Our modern day awareness of the dangers of asbestos is the reason why asbestos management and asbestos removal and disposal has become so important.
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