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Person wearing protective suit & breathing mask for on-site collection of samples potentially contaminated by asbestos fibres. This type of mask contains a filter which is effective against a range of other harmful substances, including toxic and radioactive particles, bacteria & viruses. Asbestos is a health hazard when its fibres are inhaled into the lungs. Diseases linked with asbestos exposure include asbestosis, lung cancer & mesthelioma. Asbestos was widely used in the past as a building insulation material & many older buildings contain substantial quantities.
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