Hi Leeanne and All.
I have just had all my recently donated gas masks sealed by our Scientific Services Team within Durham County Council for a small fee.

Assume that ALL gas masks have asbestos in and have them sealed before using with the public. They should also be regularly checked by whoever seals them for you.

As I work for a Local Authority, finding out who to contact was relatively easy, but I would advise you to start by contacting your local Council - they may be able to do the job themselves or they may recommend a contractor.

Best wishes,
Sarah Gouldsbrough

Schools Development Officer
Durham County Council - Museums

DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery
tel: 0191 3842214

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Subject: Asbestos in gas masks

Hello to everyone out there

Apologies for cross posting.

Does anyone have a definitive list which they can provide regarding which
WW2 gas masks contain asbestos, and those which don't?

Also, does anybody know of companies in Britain who can remove asbestos from
gas masks?

Many thanks
Leeanne Westwood
Senior Museum Assistant

Valence House Museum
Becontree Avenue

Tel: 020 8270 6744
Fax: 020 8270 6868
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