Monday, February 11, 2013

UK Police issue asbestos warning to job site thieves

Concerned that this theft may come back to haunt them, police officers in Carlisle, England are issuing a serious warning to the burglars who made off with an industrial vacuum over the weekend. 

That's because the  'NUMATIC'  vacuum taken from a local job site was used to remove asbestos, an insulation material known to be extremely hazardous when inhaled.

The tiny fibers can easily become airborne and cause serious health problems including mesothelioma, a cancer which affects the lining of the lungs and the lining surrounding the lower digestive tract. It's known as a 'silent killer" as the disease takes years to develop, but once it's diagnosed, it is almost always fatal.

Source: Carlisle Police

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