Asbestos is a fibrous mineral which has been widely used in construction materials because of its high resistance to heat and chemicals as well as its non-conductor qualities. However asbestos fibres when inhaled into the respiratory system can cause asbestos cancer and lead to other asbestos associated diseases.
Someone can remove asbestos from your property and reduce the risk posed by asbestos cancer. Asbestos cancer is a general term used for a variety of asbestos cancers which is associated with asbestos exposure. This would include lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the thin membranes which line the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) and the chest (pleural mesothelioma).
Asbestos fibres get stuck in the lungs or other tissues of the body for so long that symptoms of asbestos cancer may only appear decades after the individual’s first exposure to asbestos.
It’s the fibres in asbestos that cause the health problems, these fibres can be safely removed from your property.
There are several treatment options which can be considered for asbestos cancer. Treatment is determined according to the location and the extent of the asbestos cancer. Some treatments may stand alone or can be used in combination with other treatments which are called multi-modality.
The treatments will relieve the patients of some of the symptoms and may slow the progression of the asbestos cancer.
Asbestos poisoning is alarmingly common – throughout the 20th century, asbestos was used in the construction industry within numerous building materials. This was because of its durability and heat resistant properties and asbestos can be typically found in vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, pipes and insulation materials.
Asbestos is made of microscopic fibres that are released into the air when asbestos containing materials are damaged. These airborne particles can be inhaled causing asbestos poisoning and long term health problems.
When asbestos is undamaged or undisturbed; there is a reduced risk of asbestos poisoning, however it is often difficult to know what condition asbestos is in. If an asbestos containing material is damaged, the risk of asbestos poisoning is greatly increased. To ensure you’re not at risk of getting asbestos poisoning call and speak to an asbestos expert about your requirements.
Even once exposure to asbestos has stopped, the effects of prolonged exposure will still be developing. If you’re a smoker who has been exposed to asbestos then there is a great possibility of a medic detecting asbestos disease when you’re examined. To make sure you’re not at risk, call and speak to an expert about removing your asbestos.
People who have the greatest possibility of developing asbestos poisoning are those individuals who were exposed to asbestos through their occupation. These people may have worked in industries such as construction, asbestos mining, manufacturing of textiles and stand an increased chance of suffering from asbestos poisoning.
Asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma are among the main diseases that will develop through asbestos poisoning.
Asbestos safety procedures must be carried out by a trained asbestos removal professional. Only a trained team of removal experts will be able to remove all of your asbestos related materials quickly and safely in a controlled environment. Asbestos safety procedures must be adhered to if you want to stay safe.
Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry throughout the 20th century, therefore you could have asbestos in your roof tiles, adhesive on the walls, sealants and even the cistern in the toilet. It can be up to 30 years later when you begin to feel the effects of asbestos exposure on your health and by then, it’s often too late.
While asbestos that has not been damaged or disturbed poses a reduced health risk, you should still adhere to asbestos safety procedures when dealing with any asbestos.
While it can be tempting to try and cover up the problems using a quick fix solution, this merely a short term solution. You would be risking not only your own health but that of any other building users and eventually all damaged asbestos materials would need to be removed. Put asbestos safety procedures first when dealing with the removal of your dangerous asbestos materials.