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 you don’t know what it looks like, or where it might be in your home. Since asbestos was often mixed with other materials, the only way to know for sure is to send a sample of the material to a certified laboratory for testing. You should aware what materials that are most likely to contain asbestos and give extra cautious with these for long period of time.
Possible Asbestos Exposure at your Home
In Canada, we have seen many cases of asbestos that are simply destroying entire families. Homes built should be tested for asbestos before any renovations, remodeling, or demolition begins. Asbestos was often mixed with other materials such as cement or insulation, so it can be difficult to spot. Asbestos can often be found in the following areas of your home:
• Drywall compound
• Doors and windows
• Exterior siding
• Roofs and attics
Although many companies are already aware of the dangers of asbestos, removing it from older buildings is a difficult, dangerous and expensive process, and clearly not a job for amateurs. There is a good reason for all these precautions.
Removing Asbestos contaminated places
Removing asbestos from public buildings must be done by a licensed contractor who is registered with the state. It is dangerous and must apply extra cautious on removing asbestos.
In Canada, building owners are required to perform in-depth surveys of their property and report to the construction inspectors. If asbestos qualifies for removal, the building owner must contact and hire an authorized asbestos removal company, which will take care of this dangerous chemical, including removing it, transporting it and destroying it. In many cases, if buildings are going to be destroyed, there are not allowed to be demolished if there is friable asbestos present. Also, any sort of schools or educational center are required to be inspected and have a management plan prepared, which is to be maintained and available for public inspection.
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