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May in Review

May in Review

Here’s a roundup of May’s big talking points from the world of Asbestos.

US Report Finds Asbestos Risks in Military Housing
A recent report by Department of Defence Office of Inspector General that came after eight military installations (seven of which were outside the States) were inspected, has shown that American military families staying in government owned properties are being subjected to health and safety risks.

These properties were found to not be correctly managing the asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) found there. The report states that these materials are so prevalent with no apparent oversite that is highly likely that other government run installations will have similar issue.

Kent Beach Closed Due to Asbestos
A beach in Folkestone, Kent was closed this month after cliff erosion led to hazardous asbestos materials being found on the beach. Experts were sent to work on the site test for any contaminating material and removing all asbestos.

A spokesman for Folkestone and Hythe District Council said: “Based on the current information we have, we understand the risk to public and animal health is low.” He continued “We are treating this situation as a high priority and our officers will be assessing the site on a daily basis.” There is not a current timetable on when the beach will re-open.

Asbestos Found in Cosmetics
Asbestos was once again discovered in cosmetic products this month with the deadly mineral found in two separate make up products. The products from brand Jmkcoz, that were found to have asbestos traces were ‘120 Colours Eyeshadow Palette’ and ‘Beauty Glazed Gorgeous Me Eye Shadow Tray Palette’.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) stated that the asbestos levels found in the eye shadow were particularly alarming. According to the EWG “nearly 3.9 million asbestos fibre structures per gram of eye shadow” were found in the palette.

Join us again next month for another round up of the month’s biggest asbestos stories.

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