At our last meeting we took a walk through the Roman empire,delved into the minds of the Assyrians and took ourselves up all the way to the Victorian age. Where the concept of health and safety was a non sequitur. On the heels of Remembrance Day we will speak about the use of asbestos during

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Asbestos roof sheet

Through the ages asbestos has had many incarnations. Fallen out of fashion and back in somewhere on this vast planet. However, the 1970′ through the 1980’s proved a Coup de gras for the material. The US 1973, under the EPA’s Clean Air Act, most spray-applied asbestos products were banned for fireproofing and insulating purposes. And

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In the beginning there was Asbestos, it occurs naturally on every continent in the world. Archeologists uncovered asbestos fibers in debris dating back to the Stone Age, some 750,000 years ago. As early as 4000 B.C.,asbestos’ long hair-like fibers were used for wicks in lamps and candles. Around 2,500 B.C., embalmed bodies of Egyptian pharaohs

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Flu tubes

Fluorescent Tube

Florescent tubes or bulbs as the public knows them. These are an energy efficient alternative to a standard light bulb. Used primarily in offices, retail outlets and factories florescent tubes keep the overall cost of electricity down for larger establishments. However, they do come with a particular nasty downside. Fluorescent tubes contain potentially harmful substances,

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We tend to think that reality is a given, and imagine that it will remain as it is forever, that our level of civilisation will continue into the future. This has been the case throughout history, for every civilisation ever studied. However, we are now at a point in history where technical progress happens so

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baled cardboard

Food Waste is the new global warming, at this juncture so much excess food exist that it is no longer an asset but a hindrance. Anyone with a soupçon of conscience will be aware that there are still people going hungry even in the West. The motto of the world at the beginning of the

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