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Fibre release from church organs

HSL (Inorganics and Fibres Section) were asked to investigate the possible asbestos fibre release from church organ blower boxes. The work was carried out for Maidstone Borough Council under the Local Authority Science & Technology project and began following concerns raised by the church committee at St. Mary’s church in Hunton, Maidstone. The primary concern was that an organ blower box had been in use in the church for a number of years was lined with an asbestos containing material, and that some of the fibres from the organ blower box may have been released into the pipes of the church organ and consequently into the main area of the church. Report number HSL/2006/115

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