Asbestos is a naturally occuring mineral that was widely used in the construction industry from the 1950's to the 1980's, however it can be present in any building constructed before 2000. It is now known to cause serious illnesses including lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Dutyholders have a legal duty to manage asbestos within non-domestic premises. Most work involving asbestos must be carried out by licensed contractors. If you are in any doubt you should seek the advice of a professional.

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