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Artex: A Triumpth For Common Sense

January 05, 2006

Following a wide-ranging campaign by the Asbestos Watchdog and support from Christopher Booker’s campaign in the Sunday Telegraph, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recommended a revision to the regulations relating to asbestos containing textured decorative coatings (TDCs), commonly referred to under their commerical name, Artex.

Following a wide-ranging campaign by the Asbestos Watchdog and support from Christopher Booker’s campaign in the Sunday Telegraph, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recommended a revision to the regulations relating to asbestos containing textured decorative coatings (TDCs), commonly referred to under their commerical name, Artex. 

The revised regulations were lain before Parliament in November and thus transposed into legislation by Department for Work and Pensions Minister, Lord Hunt.

Removing this product from the licensing regulations will save UK property owners and businesses around half a billion pounds each year. It will, however, also slash the profit of an asbestos-removal industry that has for many years exploited the inclusion of TDCs into the regulations, with grossly inflated charges and a disturbing number of deliberate falsification of United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) laboratory analyses of samples, laboratories that are often owned by asbestos removal contactors themselves.

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