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

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 [...]

Mesothelioma: Common disease of Asbestos Exposure

We all heard of Asbestos and the horrible consequences it has in our health. Exposure to Asbestos is one of the most popular reasons for having a disease of a lung cancer. Asbestosis is “a form of lung disease (pneumoconiosis)” which causes interstitial fibrosis or scarring of the lungs. People who have exposure to asbestos will probably develop a lung cancer. Most cases take 15 to 20 years to develop after exposure. A long-term inflammation and scarring of the lungs due to asbestos are called Asbestosis. Asbestosis is caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, [...]

Safe Removal of Asbestos-containing Materials

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber with several beneficial characteristics which made it very popular. Asbestos fibers are very malleable, and therefore very easy to incorporate into various products. In addition, the material is naturally a great insulator, resistant to fire and chemical erosion, and is very strong. It’s because of these characteristics that asbestos was known as the “magic mineral” and added into so many building supplies. Asbestos is commonly found in ultramafic rock, including serpentine, and near fault zones. The amount of asbestos that is typically present in these rocks can be usually less than 1. Removing Asbestos [...]

Asbestos in Vancouver, British Columbia

We all know that Asbestos is a danger to human health. It gives diseases that take a long time to cure. One of the common diseases you can get is having a lung cancer. Everyone knows that asbestos is dangerous and causes serious lung diseases such as mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer. Most dramatic and serious problems with lung cancer are the most common and take 15 to 20 years to develop after exposure. Asbestosis, or scarring of the lung tissue, also takes 15 to 20 years to appear. How to Identify Asbestos? It's difficult to identify asbestos when [...]