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May 18 2017

Can you tell whether a person has an asbestos disease?

Asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening are not easy to diagnose. The symptoms – such as breathlessness, persistent cough, chest pains, tiredness and weight loss – are associated with a great many other lung diseases and general illnesses. Developing an asbestos-related disease It takes between 10 and 50 years to

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December 20 2016

How Much Mess Does Asbestos Removal Make?

When businesses suspect that they’ve got asbestos on the property, one of the concerns is that any removal work is going to be disruptive and cause a big mess. Managers are concerned that buildings will potentially be cut off for long periods of time while complex work is done on site. They’re especially concerned that

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December 20 2016

Asbestos In Schools: Affecting Our Children’s Health?

It’s a sobering fact that three-quarters of schools in the UK are reported to contain asbestos materials in their buildings. In the decades after the Second World War, particularly between 1945 and 1975, the UK’s school building programs heavily used asbestos in the construction of thousands of buildings. In fact almost 14,000 schools built during the

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October 27 2016

ARCA AGM

On Friday 7th October 2016, Midlands Asbestos Solutions attended ARCA’s (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) annual general meeting held at London Zoo – Managing Director Darren Skinner & Customer Service Manager Jay Blake attended the event which included speeches from senior figures in ARCA and a special guest presentation from the HSE’s Head of Asbestos Licensing

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September 21 2016

The Great ‘MAS’ Bake Off

The Great ‘MAS’ Bake Off took place on Monday 19th September at Midlands Asbestos HQ. There was some tough competition in the first of a now annual event with all office staff including Director Darren Skinner. The results (judged by our very own Mary Berry & Paul Hollywood) are shown below: 6th Place: Jamie Gatley

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May 10 2016

Where You Might Find Asbestos in Your Home

Where you might find asbestos in your home Should you get your home checked? Asbestos in your home is not necessarily a serious problem. However, asbestos materials may become damaged over time, leading to a potential health hazard. How do I know if it’s asbestos? Unless stated, it is very hard to tell whether a

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March 4 2016

MAS wants to know “How much do you know?”

Just what is asbestos and how much do we know about it? This is a question that is often at the forefront of our mind as we aim to raise awareness and help people deal with this dangerous material. We had a little brainstorm in the office and decided that we would go out and

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February 15 2016

Thank you for your support

I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you who made a donation to my charitable organisation “Every Last Drop” which I started when I was at 6th Form. This group runs Sir Dembo’s School in Wellingara, The Gambia which includes both a nursery and a primary school. I visited the school

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December 11 2015

Every Last Drop – Jay Blake of MAS supports school in The Gambia

We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the great work that our Customer Service Manager Jay Blake has been doing for charity. Jay is a founding member and trustee of the Every Last Drop group, who concentrate their efforts on the “Sir Dembo’s” school in The Gambia. He has visited the school every year

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