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What are the health risks of asbestos?

Asbestos is a material that was widely used in the construction industry until it was banned in 1999 due to newly discovered health concerns. Asbestos has now been proven to be extremely dangerous to our health and is responsible for nearly 5,000 deaths every year.

The handling and disposal of asbestos has, therefore, become heavily regulated to safeguard those against the serious health risks and dangers that it poses.

Asbestos can cause the following fatal and serious diseases:

Asbestosis

Asbestosis relates to pulmonary fibrosis which translates into laymen terms as lung scarring. The sever scarring condition is a result of heavy exposure to asbestos over many years. The condition has the same effect of a scarring of the lungs caused by smoking; including shortness of breath and fatigue

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and the lining that surrounds the lower digestive tract. This type of cancer is almost exclusively related to asbestos exposure and it is almost always fatal.

Asbestos-related lung cancer

This type of cancer can is strikingly similar, and can often get confused with lung cancer that is caused by smoking. It’s estimated that there is around one lung cancer for every mesothelioma death.

As a result of the fatal side effects and consequences of improper handling of asbestos waste, it is crucial that it is dealt with and disposed of safely by a licensed asbestos professional.

With our vast collective knowledge and expertise from within the asbestos industry we are able to provide a service specific to your project needs and in a safe manner.

Our nationwide 24 hour, 7 days a week service guarantees to provide you with a quick and effective asbestos waste solution. If you’d like to enquire about our asbestos removal services, contact a member of our team today on 01924 476 235

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Foxhall Environmental celebrates 10-year anniversary

2019 is a special year for Foxhall Environmental Ltd as it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary since being founded in January 2009 by Director Jonathan Gilroy.

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in waste management and made the decision to set up Foxhall Environmental after discovering a niche in the market for asbestos waste across Yorkshire.

In a relatively short space of time, Jonathan has transformed Foxhall into a nationwide full-service waste-management company that specialises in hazardous waste collection, storage and disposal for both domestic and commercial sectors.

The success of Foxhall Environmental is an absolute testament to Jonathan and a reflection of his sheer determination, ambition, and passion for the industry. He is an extremely attentive and hardworking business and family man that always strives to deliver the best level of service and customer care in every aspect of the business.

The undying commitment to customer care is something that Jonathan has drilled into the business and is a key reason for the success of Foxhall and its high retention of customers over the last decade. Right from your first point of contact with the company, you will be well looked after and good hands, from the same friendly voice on the phone to the same reliable and caring drivers at your site.

Despite the huge growth and success of Foxhall over the last 10 years, Jonathan and his team are showing no signs of slowing down for the foreseeable future. Foxhall is already looking to expand from its current two asbestos-licenced waste transfer stations in Leeds and Manchester to two more sites across the country.

Foxhall Environmental’s services currently include the collection, storage, disposal and management of demolition and hazardous waste including Asbestos, Chemical and contaminated land. The company also has its sights set on further expanding into the specialist sectors of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) waste, fly tipping and recycling. Foxhall has identified a huge increase in the illegal fly-tipping of hazardous and asbestos-containing material across Yorkshire, which needs to be removed and disposed of safely and professionally.

The Leeds-based company has grown from strength to strength in its first decade and now boasts an impressive fleet of vans and wagons including two brand new 18-plate 32-tonne wagons, as well as over 200 containers and skips. Investing in new technology, machinery and vehicles allow Foxhall to be extremely flexible and responsive to all its clients and offer the best possible service on every job or project whenever they are needed. Foxhall operates 24 hours, 7 days a week adapting their working hours around you.

Jonathan is a caring and attentive director who makes sure all his staff are happy and comfortable at work and always puts his team before himself. As a result, Foxhall has built up a culture of friendliness and personability throughout the business which makes them a joy to work with for all its customers and everyone that deals with the company.

Foxhall is a great place to work for its employees and prides itself on offering training and qualifications for all its drivers and office staff. The company is certified and accredited in every necessary way including ADR and UKATA certified drivers, ISO 9001 and CHAS accredited and is a member of ACAD, ARCA and the FTA.

If you require any waste management services, ranging anywhere from skip hire to land remediation, contact our friendly team today on 01924 476 235.

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Why.....Lack of Education, Ignorance or Greed?

Why.....Lack of Education, Ignorance or Greed?

It astounds me that with the availability of information and the awareness of the dangers of Asbestos, backed up by government legislation, there are still so many issues arising on site.

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MoD loses battle to block radioactive waste contamination report

MoD loses battle to block radioactive waste contamination report

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New animated video for Foxhall Environmental

New animated video for Foxhall Environmental

At Foxhall Environmental, we’re always looking at new ways to connect with our customers and how we can explain what we do. We wanted to create a new promotional video, so enlisted the help of Yorkshire creative media company Big Zoo Media.

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The Tax Man and Low Content Asbestos Soil

The Tax Man and Low Content Asbestos Soil

As you may or may not know, On the 16th December 2015 the HMRC made alterations to the guidance ‘Excise Notice LFT1: a general guide to Landfill which imposes stricter rules on materials that qualify for the lower rate of landfill tax.

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Environment Agency Compliance Audit of our Asbestos Waste Transfer Station

Environment Agency Compliance Audit of our Asbestos Waste Transfer Station

On the 22nd of May 2015 Foxhall Environmental Services Ltd received an unannounced audit of our Asbestos waste transfer station, in Leeds, from the Environment Agency. The inspection included a site walk around (checking containers, site diary, asbestos filtration system etc) and through all related documentation.

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Asbestos Removal & Disposal in Greater Manchester - Public Sector Construction Project

Asbestos Removal & Disposal in Greater Manchester - Public Sector Construction Project

So recently a client of ours in the Oldham area of Greater Manchester discovered asbestos insulation board buried on site over an area actuating to 200m2. It was proving difficult, if not impossible, for them to decontaminate in order to progress their public sector construction project.

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