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Living With Asbestos By. a. Future generations will need this information to avoid exposures that lead to illness. Don't mess with asbestos ( Grades 6-12) Part 2 (Grades 9-12) Part 3 (Grades 9-12). Used in buildings, for example:. Why use Asbestos?. DANGER ASBESTOS. Boilers.

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future generations will need this information to avoid exposures that lead to illness
Future generations will need this information to avoid exposures that lead to illness

Don't mess with asbestos ( Grades 6-12)

Part 2 (Grades 9-12)

Part 3 (Grades 9-12)

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Used in buildings, for example:

Why use Asbestos?

DANGER

ASBESTOS

  • Boilers
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Fire doors
  • Natural mineral
  • Soffit boards
  • Textured coatings
  • Cement sheeting
  • Resistant to heat, electricity and chemical damage
  • Sprayed coatings
  • Asbestos cement

boiler flue

  • Boards around
  • windows, fireplaces,
  • radiators etc.
  • Gaskets and sealants
  • on pipe joints

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DANGER

ASBESTOS

  • 294 people die from asbestos exposure
  • every day world-wide
  • That’s more people than are killed in

road accidents

  • You can’t see it, taste it or smell it
  • You won’t know you have been
  • exposed to it

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How does asbestos effect us?

DANGER

ASBESTOS

asbestos

  • Youth are ingreater danger
  • YouTube Video

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DANGER

ASBESTOS

  • Any building or home could contain asbestos

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DANGER

ASBESTOS

  • You
  • Anyone working on homes
  • Car repairs on breaks or clutches
  • Trades people
  • Firemen and first responders
  • Volunteers
  • Pets

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What should I do?

DANGER

ASBESTOS

  • Everyone likely to come across asbestos must have asbestos awareness training (it is the law for workers-EPA/OSHA)
  • Collect a sample of the material for testing prior to creating dust
  • Keep materials wet with soapy water
  • Protect your lungs and keep kids and animals out

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DANGER

ASBESTOS

  • It’s very dangerous, especially to young people
  • It can be found in almost any building
  • If in doubt, stop work and check (sample)
  • Don’t put yourself at risk
  • We can live with asbestos if we respect it and understand its use
  • Asbestos: Still legal and in use -- Reuters Investigates

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