Sheffield Homes are running an “asbestos awareness” campaign and want to raise further awareness in 2010.
Sheffield Homes tenants are eligible for a home inspection and safe removal of any asbestos found.
Asbestos is a mineral fibre added to other materials to strengthen them. It’s usually used to provide insulation and fire resistance an was commonly favoured in house construction up until the mid-80s when people became aware of health risks associated with it.
If asbestos dust or fibres are inhaled or swallowed in sufficient quantities, miniscule deposits can get lodged in lungs and can cause cancer or diseases such as asbestosis or mesothelioma.
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