New research has found that the popular brand of asbestos insulation is more dangerous than previously thought.
The study, carried out by researchers at the University of East Anglia, has found over 2,000 products are associated with the cancer-causing asbestos.
It is the first to show that asbestos abatements, which can remove the asbestos fibers, can be harmful to people in the long term.
The researchers looked at a large database of asbestos products and found that over 2.7 million products were identified.
The main categories were:Newspaper: “asbestos paper, paper towel, paperboard, paper, insulation sheet”Acrylic paints, paint, acrylics, lacquer, lacquers, lacques, lacvé, lacings, lacets, lacsters, laczemol, laczy, laczeas, laczosSource MTV News article “Asbestos paper is one of the most common products found in newspapers and has been used for many years in the construction industry,” said Professor Adrian Edwards, one of two researchers on the study.
“We have also identified over 3,000 other products that are not related to asbestos abating, and we have identified more than 1,600 products that do not contain asbestos.”
It is estimated that as many as 90% of people living in the UK will experience a health problem related to the use of asbestos-containing products in the future.
In the study, the authors said there are three main types of asbestos: “white asbestos, asbestos abating paper and asbestos paper towel”.
White asbestos, which is usually found in the roof of buildings and the exterior of ceilings, is associated with higher rates of lung cancer and heart disease.
Asbestos abaters can remove about a third of the asbestos fiber, and are more damaging to the body than white asbestos.
White asbestos abaters are more likely to cause heart disease and cancer, and it can be more dangerous to older people.
“These products are a source of asbestos exposure in the workplace and have been associated with an increased risk of lung disease,” said Dr Edwards.
“They are also a source in the residential environment, which contributes to the growth of mould, which in turn contributes to cancer.”
He said the findings suggest the current level of exposure from the products should be reduced.
“Asbestos products can cause serious health problems, but they should not be a cause of concern for older people and their families,” he said.
“It is very important that all workplaces are designed with the same protective measures in place, to ensure a safe workplace environment.”
NewspapersThe study has also found that products that used to be commonly sold in newspapers were found to be more toxic.
“In a number of cases, the products we found were contaminated with asbestos,” said Edwards.
“We have identified products with a high risk of asbestos contamination.”
“We found that, in some cases, these products contained asbestos, but there was no evidence that they contained asbestos abattments.”
The study said that many of the products contained carcinogens, including formaldehyde, which has been linked to cancers such as lung cancer.
It found that white asbestos abats are linked to a higher risk of cancer.
As for acrylic paints, the researchers found over 30 different types of acrylics were found in over 1,300 products.
Acrylics are also known to contain formaldehyde and other forms of the carcinogen acetaldehyde, and they are also used in paints.
The brands of paint that contained asbestos were also found to contain carcinogens.
“Our study highlights the need for manufacturers to reduce the use and levels of asbestos in paints,” said professor Edwards.
He said it was important that there is a greater focus on reducing the exposure of people in residential and industrial environments, and in other settings.
“This means that asbestos removal products should not only be avoided in residential environments, but in all workplaces where asbestos is a problem.”
The research found that more than half of the people surveyed were either aware of the use or presence of asbestos, and almost two thirds had heard of the link between asbestos and lung cancer, heart disease, or cancer.
“A small percentage of people do have some form of asbestos and it is not a cause for concern, but it is still a cause to be cautious,” said researcher Dr Adrian Edwards.