Rope seals and gaskets

Where do you find this?

Asbestos rope seals and gaskets can be found in gas or electric heating appliances. 

What do these look like?

How dangerous is this?

Work on any type of asbestos can be dangerous. However, tasks on these particular materials can be carried out by non-licensed workers who are appropriately trained. Maintenance and low risk work such as removal of gaskets or rope which can be removed virtually intact without substantial breakage would not normally be notifiable provided that the material is in good condition.

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When asbestos is disturbed or damaged, it releases tiny fibres into the air. These fibres can easily be inhaled without the person even noticing. They can become trapped in the nose or throat, or they can work their way into the lung or digestive tract. Once the fibres enter the body, this is when they start to cause health problems.