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Asbestos FAQs

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 058 2737.

 

What is asbestos?

View our Types of Asbestos page for full details.

 

I think I have asbestos in my house, what should I do?

Leave it alone, asbestos is only dangerous when it is damaged or disturbed and fibres can be released. Do not attempt to remove the asbestos yourself, seek professional advice beforehand. Asbestos lagging, insulation board and spray coatings can only be removed by a licensed contractor. It may be that a sample of the asbestos needs to be taken, if so, this can only be done by a trained professional. For more information contact us.

 

I think I have asbestos in my workplace, what should I do?

If you suspect asbestos materials are present in your workplace do not panic. Inform a safety representative who should investigate your concern. If the asbestos material is damaged and you feel it poses a risk of exposure to those working there you should evacuate the area but remember not to cause undue panic or chaos. Work should not continue until the area has been made safe, by having the asbestos removed, repaired or cleaned by suitably trained professionals. For more information contact us.

 

What are asbestos-related conditions?

Asbestos related conditions can take up to 50 years to develop. There are five asbestos related conditions, mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, pleural thickening, asbestosis and pleural plaques. For more information contact us.

 

What treatments are available for asbestos-related conditions?

The treatments offered for asbestos related conditions depend on a number of factors, the condition you have and your general health being the main considerations. For more information contact us.

 

Are there any food supplements which may help me?

Many people who suffer with asbestos-related conditions find that food supplements help them. For more information contact us. Before taking any supplements you should consult your doctor.

 

I want to go on holiday, will I be able to get travel insurance?

There are a number of insurance companies who provide insurance policies to cancer patients. For more information contact us.

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