Why You Need To Be Aware Of The Possibility Of Asbestos In Your Home

asbestosAsbestos is dangerous!

Asbestos could have already endangered you and your family’s lives.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a word for a set of mineral fibers that occur naturally in rock. For much of the last century, asbestos was used in homes and buildings as an insulator and fire retardant, but despite its usefulness, it is very dangerous to human heath. Asbestos is often white, and its matted fibers can break off if they’re not bound properly or just with time passing.

Asbestos is no longer used for the most part, but it’s still in some older buildings and homes.

What Kind Of Health Problems Can Asbestos Cause?

Asbestos has been linked to serious, aggressive, and deadly cancers.

Who Is Most Likely To Suffer Health Problems Because Of Asbestos Exposure?

You are not at risk for asbestos exposure unless the fibers are released into the air and breathed into the lungs. Asbestos is responsible for a serious type of lung cancer called Mesothelioma. You might have heard about Mesothelioma from the thousands of TV commercials aired by law firms targeting people who were exposed to asbestos.

If you live in an older home or work in an older building that hasn’t been evaluated for asbestos problems, you could be at risk. If you are renovating an older home, get the opinion of an expert. Make sure that you don’t tear apart an older home without finding out whether the home can expose you to asbestos.

If you feel you may have Asbestos in your home that’s a danger to yourself or your family call Hammerschlag Construction today at 416-662-9263