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August 2008


Asbestos

*** Health Warning ***

The following message was received from one of our customers, a major institutional library.

"Do you remember that I contacted you earlier in the year about my suspicions of having asbestos handles in our collection? It turned out that they were confirmed and we have recently gone through the fairly expensive (£3,000) process of having 300 of them removed and all of our collection decontaminated. The asbestos involved is Chrysotile and fairly serious stuff to have around if it deteriorates. I thought you might like to put a warning to other binders in Skin Deep. There must be 1000s more out there."

If you suspect that you have Asbestos Tool handles, you should seek professional advice regarding their safe removal.

Further information on Chrysotile, may be found here