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Asbestos monitoring. Worker setting up equipment to monitor asbestos contamination from asbestos removal work in a different part of the building. Asbestos is a heat resistant fibre used in fire-proof fabrics and electrical and heating insulation. It is highly toxic when inhaled as dust particles. Prolonged exposure causes the fatal lung diseases asbestosis and mesothelioma.
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