Sources and references

  1. International Agency for Research on Cancer. (2012). IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, volume 100C: Asbestos pp 219-309 Lyon, France: IARC. Available from:
    http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol100C/mono100C-11.pdf
  2. The preliminary asbestos checklist.

Health and Safety Executive

  1. The HSE’s asbestos site:
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/index.htm
  2. The HSE’s image gallery of asbestos materials in buildings:
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/gallery.htm
  3. Since 2005, the acquisition, loan or transfer of objects to which asbestos has been intentionally added is banned in the EU. In 2015 the HSE published an exemption lifting this prohibition for UK museums, provided that the end recipient is a museum and the transfer of the artefact can be done safely:
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/exemption.htm
  4. Anyone responsible for managing asbestos hazards in the workplace (duty holders) should read Asbestos the Survey Guide (HSG264):
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg264.htm
  5. HSE’s Asbestos Essentials fact sheets HSG210 (Fourth edition) give advice on how to work safely with some types of low risk asbestos containing materials:
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg210.htm
  6. Other HSE recommended publications about asbestos:
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/information.htm