How important is asbestos testing?

13th March 2015

Although asbestos is now prohibited for the use in building materials, rather surprisingly this ban did not come into force until 1999. This means that many properties built or refurbished prior to the year 2000 could include the deadly substance. As such, asbestos may occur in brownfield sites or modern buildings containing old equipment.

Known for causing serious and often fatal conditions such as mesothelioma cancer, identifying asbestos in a commercial building is critical, and managing its presence is of equal importance.