Well its Monday and I have spent the whole weekend with the people of Glasgow on Facebook and some of the men that worked on clearing the Asbestos in this gigantic job of clearing the Asbestos out Red Road Flats
So many people so worried that Asbestos hadn’t been removed and that the people who live there or were watching this event would be contaminated at the last demolition.
I read a fascinating history of the building which was built in the days we though Asbestos was a wonder material. Who wouldn’t be scared if a fire started in such a building.
1979 Asbestos fears raise health concerns
The Red Road buildings used asbestos throughout their construction, to the extent that even drilling holes into the walls to hang pictures was banned due to the risk of releasing asbestos fibres into the air.
Asbestosis, an inflammatory condition of lungs that can cause shortness of breath and coughing, eventually scars the lungs making it hard to breathe. Long-term inhalation of asbestos fibres also increases the risk of lung cancer.
Between 1979 and 1982 the buildings were fitted with coloured metal overcladding to cover the exterior asbestos walls, however, as it was integral to their structure, it could not be fully removed without the whole towers being demolished.