ASBESTOS has been linked to a number of deadly diseases. If inhaled, its harmful effects may not be noticed in the human body for as long as 15 years. Here's what we know... What is asbestos made of? Asbestos is a mineral substance that can be easily manipulated. The minerals are resistant to fire, heat and electricity, and can even absorb sound. Chrysotile, white asbestos, is the most common type of fibre. Amphibole fibres include brown and blue asbestos, and are not use as often. Breathing these substances can become tapped in the body and scar the lungs.When did it stop being used? People can be exposed to asbestos by inhaling fibres in the air, or swallowing the fibres. Blue and brown asbestos was banned in 1985. In 1999, officials also banned the use of white asbestos because of its extreme health risks. It can cause the following health problems: After inhaling the fibres, they work their way into the lug, and irritate the organ's pleura lining. The fibres may cause … [Read more...] about What is asbestos made of, when did it stop being used and is it in talcum powder?
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A CRUNCH Nato summit in Brussels came amid fears the US may pull out of the military alliance — and stirred up a war of words between allies. But what did Donald Trump say at the fraught meeting of Western leaders? Here's all you need to know. Will Donald Trump pull the US out of Nato? Donald Trump appeared to threaten a US withdrawal from the Nato alliance in the run up to a summit in Brussels this week. The United States, the biggest military power in the world, is vital to the 29-country alliance but has been relied on too heavily, Trump said. He blamed other Nato countries for chronic under-funding of their defense budgets — saying they are choosing to fall back on the US coming to their rescue. President Trump complained the United States "pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe" and demanded that member nations meet their pledge to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense. Trump took an aggressive tone during the Nato summit, questioning the value of an … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump pull the US out of Nato, what did he say at the Brussels summit and why did he criticise Germany?
FORMER Brexit Secretary David Davis was one of Theresa May's most important parliamentary allies in the lead up to leaving the European Union. The Haltemprice and Howden MP joined the cabinet after Theresa May's snap election and he was to help May lead Britain into a post-Brexit future. What happened and why did he quit? Who is David Davis? Mr Davis, 68, was born in York to a single mother and was initially brought up by his grandparents. When his mother re-married the family moved to south London, living in a deprived part of Wandsworth before moving to a council estate in Tooting. He completed a BSc in computer science at Warwick University before studying a London Business School and Harvard. Aged 38, he was first elected to parliament in 1987 as MP for Boothferry - which later became his current constituency Haltemprice and Howden. In 1992, he was a government whip who worked on pushing through the Maastricht treaty, which led to the euro and greater integration of the European … [Read more...] about Who is David Davis, why did the Brexit secretary resign and what’s his constituency?
JACOB Rees-Mogg has been tipped as a future Tory leader and possible PM. The MP for North East Somerset welcomed his sixth child in 2017 and caused controversy after airing his views on abortion and gay marriage. Here's his story... Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg? Jacob Rees-Mogg is a backbench Tory MP for North East Somerset but is better known for his period drama persona which has been winning him fans. He entered parliament during the 2010 General Election after working as a fund manager in London. During the EU referendum, he was a passionate Brexiteer and made many high-profile media appearances arguing for a vote to leave the EU. To say he was born into a privileged position is an understatement - he is the Eton and Oxford-educated son of the long-serving Times editor William Rees-Mogg. During the 1997 General Election Rees-Mogg attracted ridicule. This is because he brought his faithful nanny along with him as he battled to be elected in the working class and staunchly Labour seat … [Read more...] about Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg, how many children does the Brexiteer have and why did the Beano write to him?
00:24 - Closing live blog We're closing off our blog now after a feisty debate indeed. Here's a recap of the clash. Scroll down for a look at the evening as it panned out. As for us, we're closing off the blog for tonight, but will be back on Thursday morning as usual as France readies for the election on Sunday. Thanks for reading. READ ALSO: Le Pen and Macron trade insult after insult in fiery final French election debate 00:13 - Le Pen accuses Macron of being aggressive Marine Le Pen has just left the studio to head to her campaign headquarters where she says she will have a glass of Champagne with her militants. "He was aggressive and went for personal insults," she told media. "It was the mark of someone who cannot discuss anything in depth. "I'm used to being badly treated and insulted," she said. "It doesn't really destabilize me." 00:05: Macron judged the most convincing by viewers TV viewers polled by Elabe polling institute have judged fairly … [Read more...] about As it happened: Macron and Le Pen repeatedly clash in final French election debate