It’s that time of year again where we all starting to dust off our Christmas decorations. However, did you know up until a few decades ago, asbestos was also widely used in Christmas ornaments?
You may not automatically make associations with Christmas and asbestos, however the two were linked for several years. Many people may still own vintage Christmas decorations, unknowingly putting themselves at risk over the holiday season. 

Identifying asbestos in your Christmas decorations


Many asbestos fibres are not visible to the naked eye, however some visible fibres do appear white creating a ‘snow’ like appearance. If you have any decorations that date before the use of asbestos was banned in 1999, it’s best to be safe and discard of these as an air of caution.

How Amianto Services can help you


If you have any concerns, it is important that you contact a specialist to dispose of these items.

You should not disturb the decorations as much as possible and if you have found old fake snow in your decorations, move away from them immediately.

The important thing is to not panic, we are here to help. Our highly trained specialists will start by gathering information about the building or property in question, surveying the property to identify where asbestos could be found and monitoring the potential risk.

We operate with complete transparency, ensuring we conduct our work in a way that promises our staff and customers are safe.

If you are concerned about asbestos, or have an upcoming project to discuss, contact our team of experts today via our online form, on 0151 529 7111, or email