Your Home- How Asbestos Enters Your Body

Asbestos can easily enter your body through a variety of ways. Many of the ways involve your home; however, it may enter your body through other means. Asbestos Abatement Services knows the importance of education when it comes to asbestos. Asbestos was still used in materials as late as the 1990s and even early 2000s. Below we will discuss places asbestos could be hidden and how you may encounter the dangerous fibers.

Where Could Asbestos be Hidden in My Home?

Asbestos was a prevalent material used in the construction of homes and commercial buildings. Asbestos could be lurking in open view, and you would never know. Asbestos testing is the best way to determine if you do have asbestos, but below we will tell you a few places asbestos fibers could be hiding.

  • Floor Tiles
  • Insulation
  • Shed and Garages
  • Adhesives for Wallpaper
  • Linings for Ceilings, Doors, and Walls
  • Popcorn Ceilings
  • Oven Gloves
  • Heaters
  • Crock Pots and Other Heating Appliances
  • Roofing
  • Fire and Electric Blankets

Asbestos remains dormant until it begins to break down. As this happens, it breaks apart and can easily move from one place to the other through the air or on clothing.

How Likely is it I become Exposed?

If there are asbestos materials in your home, it isn’t likely; it is when it will happen. Asbestos containing materials will eventually break down. This may happen either through wear and tear or home improvement projects. Asbestos is also easily transferred to your home through one’s clothing. If someone you know works in construction or deals with insulation, they could easily carry asbestos home. Once inside, the asbestos stays and exposes everyone in the area. The best thing you can do is have your home tested for asbestos. It is also important that anyone working in asbestos containing areas, wear specialized suits and change clothing before entering their home.

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