In the 19th and 20th centuries, it was standard practice to use asbestos in homes. It was a widely used building material because it is extremely strong and durable. Asbestos material is inexpensive to manufacturers and possesses the ability to shield heat and protect your home from fire to a certain extent. However, with all … Read more
If this is where you are beginning Asbestos in Your Home “adventure”, you may want to go back to Asbestos in Your Home Part One in order to get the full picture.
First Part of Asbestos in Your Home
Does a statement “you have asbestos in your home” sound scary?
As usual, many of the “scary” things in our homes are scary because we don’t have any background / knowledge about them. One of those “things” is ASBESTOS – a mineral made out of microscopic fibers.
Exposure to a high concentration of asbestos airborne fibers puts us at a great risk of developing asbestos related diseases, and no safe level of asbestos exposure has yet been determined.
Those diseases are:
Lung, colon, and stomach cancer
Mesothelioma – A rare form of cancer of the chest lining and […]