Blog 2017-12-01T18:14:41+00:00

2 Things you should know about Asbestos

Asbestos can be found everywhere, from your walls, fabrics, brake linings, and many more, as it is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that is anti-heat, fire, and electricity. If you are exposed to it might become deadly to your health. It has been known since it’s discovery that Asbestos can cause mesothelioma cancer in lungs, abdomen, or heart. Therefore, Asbestos is harmful to anyone exposed to it. Asbestos is used in different commercial products, especially for industrial use. But due to its harmful effects to the human body, its legality has been questioned by different countries like the United Kingdom [...]

How Asbestos Exposure Related to Smoking?

It is common knowledge that smoking is hazardous to one’s health. Additionally, many people know that exposure to asbestos is very dangerous and can lead to the development of the disease mesothelioma. What many people do not know, however, is that when smoking and asbestos exposure are combined, both of the harmful elements work together to create a much higher risk for the development of mesothelioma, or other types of cancers. How Cigarettes affects to Human health? Cigarettes have many harmful chemicals that break down the lungs and can be leading causes of cancer. Asbestos exposure also exposes the lung [...]

The Importance Of Asbestos Disease

Over the past few years, there has been a requirement for asbestos disease information. This is mainly because of asbestos, a harmful contaminant that once finds widespread application in industries, construction processes, and building materials. However, after the spread of asbestos disease information, the use of this contaminant has been banned and regulated. Increasingly the people have gained information about asbestos-related diseases and have become aware of the health hazards of this dangerous material. A person who had ever worked in asbestos-related manufacturing processes or occupied an asbestos-contaminated building may be vulnerable to serious asbestos diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, [...]

Asbestos Trust Fund Bill

Asbestos is a natural mineral that had been lauded as a “miracle” because of its special properties. Asbestos is extremely durable and can resist most chemical reactions as well as fire. As such, asbestos has been mined for centuries and it was increasingly used for a variety of applications around the world. Later on, in its usage, researchers began to realize its dangers. Materials containing asbestos could easily become damaged and cause the invisible, durable fibers to become airborne. When people inhale or ingest these fibers, the asbestos can cause serious damage to the body over many years and develop [...]

What Is Asbestosis in Vancouver?

Asbestosis is a lung disease that develops when asbestos fibers cause scarring in your lungs. The scarring restricts your breathing and interferes with the ability of oxygen to enter your bloodstream. Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers for a long time may result in scar-like tissue in the lungs and in the pleural membrane (lining) that surrounds the lung. This disease is called asbestosis and is usually found in workers exposed to asbestos, but not to the general public. People with asbestosis have difficulty breathing, often a cough, and in severe cases heart enlargement. Asbestosis is a serious disease and [...]