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April 28 2020

Mesothelioma and COVID-19: The Risks and Similarities

Asbestos has been responsible for thousands of cases of pleural mesothelioma. Used in the construction industry for decades, this substance can be found in everything from insulation to roofing to fire-resistant materials. As a result, seeking it out and removing it has become a key industry in updating homes and businesses and ensuring they are

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April 3 2020

MAS Donates Hundreds of Units of PPE to Critical COVID-19 Areas

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) allows hospitals, pharmacies, care homes and hospices to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. PPE ensures the protection of people working in the thick of the crisis covering vulnerable areas of the body and allowing them to work in dangerous conditions.  The NHS has stressed the importance of PPE with Emily

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March 12 2020

What Products Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos-containing products are mainly used for construction and insulation. Popular throughout the 20th century, asbestos was used for building and insulation with natural resistance to fire, heat and electricity. It was also popular for sound absorption and available at a relatively low cost. However, from the 1980s asbestos inhalation was linked to several serious ailments

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November 6 2019

Are asbestos garages safe?

Some of the most common questions we get asked at Midlands Asbestos Solutions are to do with garages. These include Is my asbestos garage safe? Can I leave my asbestos garage standing? I’m looking at buying a new house but it has an asbestos garage, what do I do? The answer to all of these

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September 17 2019

Jay’s back from “Down Under”

After spending 12 months travelling Australia, our previous Office Manager has returned back to the UK to Midlands Asbestos Solutions. Jay has rejoined the company after the sabbatical leave and has taken up a new, exciting position in the company as Business Development Manager, which involves overseeing all aspects of the business and dealing with

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July 12 2019

Top 5 Safe Asbestos Alternatives

Asbestos removal is a task that requires planning and expertise. From assessment to removal there are several steps to ensuring your home or workspace is completely rid of the harmful substance. However, one question which often goes unanswered is once removed what do you put in its place? Your building still needs to be insulated

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June 26 2019

7 Simple Steps to Successful Asbestos Management

Asbestos management isn’t always easy. With asbestos used in every application for decades, finding, managing and removing all threats of asbestos can seem difficult. However, like most jobs, if you break it down into simple steps you’ll find it easier to manage any and all asbestos problems. We’ve put together this list of 7 easy

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April 25 2019

What Are The Different Types Of Asbestos?

Our history with asbestos is a complicated one. Hugely popular in the 20th century, asbestos is a silicate mineral used for building and insulation with natural resistance to fire, heat and electricity as well as good sound absorption and a relatively low cost. However, from the 1980s asbestos inhalation was linked to several serious ailments

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January 31 2019

Asbestos removal cost

The common perception of the asbestos removal cost is that it’s very expensive but this isn’t always the case. There are various different types of asbestos and combined with other issues such as access etc the removal cost is priced on a job by job basis. We recommend that every site has an asbestos survey

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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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