Asbestos in ships – In Every Harbour

2016-03-24

For a number of reasons, asbestos in ships can present an increased risk of asbestos exposure. First, the use of asbestos in shipbuilding over the years has been unusually high, and has included a disproportionately large amount of blue and brown asbestos – the worst types. Second, some of the most dangerous asbestos application methods, such as spraying, have been particularly prevalent in ship construction, and these methods also increase…

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Asbestos exposure after Maelbeek metro bombing

2016-03-23

34 persons are confirmed dead after the Brussels bombings at the Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station. Hearts are broken for the men and woven that lost their lives in those horrific attacks. Innocent world citizens has once again been stricken by meaningless violence and death. Why must this happen?? Will the death toll rise? Not to forget, up to 270 persons were also injured in those attacks. But is this…

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Asbestos in motorcycles

asbestos exhaust pipe wrap
2016-01-17

As with other vehicles, you can also find asbestos in motorcycles. Asbestos is a unique mineral in that it was used in so many applications, that it could be found in nearly any industrial or commercial product. Among the many industries known for heavy asbestos use was the automotive industry. Asbestos was found in brake pads/shoes, gaskets, internal combustion components, and hundreds of other assorted automobile and motorcycle parts. Asbestos…

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Asbestos in aircraft

asbestos brakes
2016-01-16

Asbestos in aircraft can be found in several aircraft components.  Including engine and electrical insulation, asbestos blankets, brakes, cockpit heating system, heat shields for engines, torque valves, gaskets, electrical wiring and insulation in the cargo bays. Asbestos content can be relatively high in the brakes, ranging from 16 to 23% by weight in some types. This suggests that people employed in aircraft maintenance-repair work, including brake replacement, might be at…

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Asbestos in trains – still a problem?

2016-01-13

Its no surprise that you can find asbestos in trains, because asbestos was widely used in the construction and maintenance of trains. With the natural strength and high melting point of its fibres, asbestos in trains was commonly used for insulation, lining train carriage walls and boilers and heating systems. Not only this, but asbestos was also used in the engine rooms of trains, lining brake pads and packing piston…

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Asbestos in cars – In every mans garage

asbestos in car engine
2016-01-12

Did you even know there is asbestos in cars? Among the many industries known for heavy asbestos use was the automotive industry. Asbestos was found in brake pads/shoes, gaskets, internal combustion components, and hundreds of other assorted automobile parts. Asbestos possesses the unique ability to both insulate and prevent heat transfer, making it ideal for use in any number of automotive applications which are centered around the internal combustion engine and…

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