Asbestos man has been living with his parents and a local authority for years.
But, despite the fact that he is a keen outdoorsman, he is struggling with chronic asthma.
“I’m not a bad person, I’m just a bit of a slow learner,” he says.
“It’s not like I’ve got a hard-on for it, it’s just a thing that I can’t get used to.”
In the past he’s been told that it was “a curse” to be a part of the asbestos-rich cityscape and he fears being “unstoppable” with asthma attacks.
He has a special allergy to asbestos, and has had to work as a cleaner at an asbestos-fuelled warehouse, where he’s suffered more than 50 attacks over the past two years.
Asbestos man says he’s found his “curse” as a young person, but he says he has learned to cope with the health issues caused by the substance In March, asbestos was found in a house in Llanelli, Wales, and as a result, the family was ordered to vacate the premises.
“It’s been really hard, because we’ve got to live in a tiny house in the middle of nowhere,” he said.
“We’ve got no running water, no electricity and we’ve no electricity in the toilet, so we’ve had to make do with an ironing board.”
We’ve also had to take the house down, so it’s been very, very difficult, but we’ve been able to get our house up again, and hopefully we’ll get it back up again soon.
“As a result of the contamination, his asthma is worsening and he now spends almost two hours a day in his parents’ living room, sleeping on a bed with a pillow.
He says he now misses his parents a lot, but admits he’s struggled with his asthma.
While it’s important to avoid inhaling asbestos dust, asbestos man says it’s not safe to touch it because it can cause skin irritation.
His asthma has improved significantly since he began cleaning up the area, and he’s now planning to buy a second house to live next to his parents.
For more information on the health risks of asbestos, visit the Health and Safety Executive’s website.