Asbestos gloves still being used
Last Updated on 9 March 2021
Asbestos gloves still being used despite asbestos ban
Asbestos gloves were often used for industrial purposes to protect the hands of workers from extremely high temperatures.
Asbestos is fire-resistant and also provides very effective insulation, which is why it was used in the manufacturing of many everyday products.
It was often used in the 20th century for many purposes, including a variety of a construction materials and protective clothing.
Materials containing asbestos were often used in steel plants, foundries, and glassworks, and also commonly used by firefighters as well.
It wasn’t until 1999 that the import and use of asbestos in manufacturing was finally banned in the UK following years of concern about the dangers of asbestos to health.
Unfortunately, despite being banned in the UK and other countries across the world, asbestos is still mined and exported in countries such as Russia, China and Kazakhstan.
Take a look below at some of the gloves we found in a factory recently, still being used!
When we pointed out that these gloves contained asbestos, they took them out of use, along with another three pairs they had in the stores!
Asbestos awareness is so important in order to protect yourself and others around you.
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