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May 2016

Asbestos- The Health Hazards

By Asbestos InformationNo Comments

Asbestos is very dangerous. It is all over the news and in many commercials we see every day. Is it really as bad as they make it out to be? Are the health dangers real? The answer is YES.  Most people do not think their homes or businesses has asbestos. The sad truth is, many buildings and homes in the U.S. still have asbestos fibers. If your building or home is older, it is important to have a professional such as Asbestos Abatement Services do an asbestos inspection. With this simple test, you have the peace of mind you and everyone that comes in to your home or business is safe from asbestos exposure. If you do need to have asbestos removal, you can rest easy that the professionals have used equipment to remove the dangerous asbestos and that the area is 100% free of asbestos. Asbestos exposure causes may different illnesses. Below are just a few of the health dangers:

  • Lung Cancer

Cancer is a very serious illness that is linked to asbestos fibers. Lung cancer has many symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, pain, fatigue, and fever.

  • Asbestosis

This condition is an inflammation in your lungs. It caused breathing problems, coughing, and lung tissue scarring. Over time, your breathing will diminish. This is very serious and should be treated by a doctor.

  • Mesothelioma

Considered a rare cancer, it is linked to asbestos fiber exposure. Mesothelioma affects the abdomen, lining of the lungs, and chest cavity. This cancer is very serious and should be handled by health care professionals.

  • Lung Issues

Asbestos exposure causes many lung and respiratory issues. From pleural effusions to pleural plaques, the lung problems are numerous. Asthma and even bronchitis are intensified by asbestos fibers.

  • Respiratory Issues

If you suffer from continuous respiratory issues, it may be caused by asbestos fibers in your business or home. If this is happening, you should schedule an asbestos inspection and see a doctor.

Any of the above health issues are very serious and should not be taken lightly. You should see a doctor and have an asbestos inspection done on your home or business. With the right equipment, the asbestos removal company could very well save your life.

Asbestos- Why is it so Dangerous?

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Everyone hears about asbestos is the news, but do you really know what it is and why it is dangerous? A lot of people really have no clue- they just know it is bad and assume their homes and businesses are asbestos free. Asbestos is a mineral that is naturally occurring. It is durable and has resistance to things such as fire, heat, and chemicals. The best part for manufacturers was its affordability. Below and during the early 1980s it was used for many things like:

  • Cements
  • Drywall
  • Fire Blankets
  • Caulking
  • Popcorn Ceiling Texture
  • Coatings
  • Plasters
  • Flooring
  • Joint Compound Filler
  • Roofing
  • Stucco
  • Building Insulation
  • Electrical Insulation
  • Attic and Wall Insulation

What are some Health Concerns?

After manufacturers started using asbestos in its products, many got sick. After many tests, it came back that asbestos fibers were to blame. Asbestos is no longer used in products as it is very hazardous to your health. It affects both humans and animals. Asbestos is the number one cause of mesothelioma and other cancers. Rashes and respiratory illnesses are also common illnesses associated with asbestos. Many workers who had been in manufacturing and construction jobs became ill from the asbestos fibers. Luckily, Asbestos Abatement Services and other professionals are available to test your home or business and safely remove asbestos. Hiring a professional for asbestos removal is vital, as if it is not all removed properly, it can continue to live in your home and make you ill.

Why Should I Test my Home or Business for Asbestos?

Asbestos testing is only done by certified professionals such as Asbestos Abatement Services. The company takes several samples from your home or business and send them to a lab for results. If it comes back that you do have asbestos, the professionals have the right equipment to safely and thoroughly remove all asbestos. If asbestos becomes airborne, it can travel throughout your home or business and become a major health threat. If your home or business was built before or during the early 1980s, it is important to have tests run. The test will give you peace of mind in knowing that your health and safety isn’t at risk to asbestos exposure.