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Asbestos health and safety

Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) and causes around 5000 deaths every year.

Where can you find asbestos?

Bunsen burner wire gauzes that may contain asbestos

Are you affected? Our advice tells you what to do and how to dispose of any gauzes suspected of containing asbestos safely.

Advice to users

Updated 2018-09-06