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Why is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is more than the number of people killed on the road.
Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past exposure
However, asbestos is not just a problem of the past. It can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000

Common materials that may contain asbestos

Asbestos can found in a many of the common materials used in the building trade. Some of these materials should only be worked on by a licensed contractor.