After 1999, it has been illegal for asbestos to be used in the construction of buildings in the UK. Despite this making a huge impact, any property built or worked on prior to 1999 still faces potential risks of asbestos. Here at Rainbow International Hull we provide asbestos removal services across Humberside and the North East Lincolnshire coastline.
To find out more about our services or to arrange for asbestos removal today, call us in Hull on 01482 585 004.
The substance was used as a popular building material thanks to its availability, cheap price and strength. However, several health conditions began to occur as a result of the small fibres. Asbestos cannot be absorbed and has over the years been responsible for thousands of deaths. There are some key diseases which are linked to breathing in fibres, including:
- Non-malignant Pleural Disease
- Asbestos-related Lung Cancer
Those working in the construction industry are most at risk of breathing in asbestos as they work closely with areas where the fibres can be. This includes builders, carpenters, miners, plumbers, painters and electricians.