Asbestos is used in over 3000 products, including heat resistant textiles (cloth, padding), cement products (sheets, pipes), special filters for
industrial chemicals, thermal insulation products, friction materials (clutch, brakes), gaskets, floor tiles, roofing material, packing material, paint and protective paper.
It is a know carcinogenic and is responsible for progressive scarring of lung tissue and mesothelioma - a cancer in the lining of the chest cavity (the pleura) or, less commonly the lining of the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum).
Many sufferers of mesothelioma have worked in situations where they inhaled asbestos particles, or they have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways; for example by washing the clothes of a family member who has worked with asbestos, or by renovating using asbestos cement products.
If there is any suspicion of asbestos in your home or of your are unsure of the condition of the existing asbestos.
If you require an audit of your workplace or commercial building or an update of an outdated and previous report .... Please do not hesitate to contact the friendly and professional team at APIS