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Who is at Risk from Asbestos?

Shipbuilders have been the most susceptible in history as it was used in the lagging for the inside of the hulls.

Railways engineering sites, the main area was the brake shoes on the locomotives, over time they break down and the dust is made airborne and breathed in.

Asbestos workers would become covered in the material while working with it, the families would also become exposed to it through passive means.

Today the most susceptible are those in the building trades such as gas fitters, electricians, demolitions and refurbishments. Trade fitters such as the satellite fitters may also come into contact when drilling a hole into the wall.

Small exposure is nothing to worry about; only long-term exposure in large amounts should be cause for concern