The Hidden Killer
A category one human carcinogen, responsible for 1 in 3 occupational cancers asbestos remains a very much a current threat despite its ban in many countries.
Used prolifically around the world in over 3,500 products, asbestos is most dangerous when damaged, disturbed or degraded and its toxic fibres released into the air where inhalation or ingestion can lead to several serious, often fatal diseases, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other cancers.
Currently no real-time method exists to detect asbestos when it is actively airborne. Existing testing methods rely upon collecting air samples that reflects a snapshot in time with results that can take days to receive.
Our ambition is to provide a complimentary risk reduction tool alongside the current method. The ALERT PRO range of warning devices can help prevent prolonged unintentional exposure by providing a real-time alert (and downloadable data) when asbestos containing materials have been disturbed and fibres released.
- Asbestos-related diseases kill ~5,000 workers/ year in the UK
- 255,000 people die annually worldwide because of asbestos exposure
- Asbestos is the world’s biggest occupational killer
- 94% of UK mesothelioma cases are caused by workplace exposure
- 86% of UK schools contain asbestos
- 9 in 10 NHS hospital trust have asbestos
- Teachers & Nurses are 3-5x more likely to develop mesothelioma than the general public
- 50% of the world still actively use asbestos
- Buildings constructed pre-2000 could contain asbestos in Britain
Reduce Risk. Save Lives.