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What Are the First Signs of Asbestos Exposure?

June 7, 2024

Asbestos exposure is a serious health risk that can lead to devastating consequences if not properly identified and addressed. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in building materials, insulation, and other products for its fire-retardant and insulating properties. However, prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to serious health issues, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of asbestos exposure, it is important to be aware of the early signs of exposure and take action to address any potential risks in your environment. Understanding Asbestos... View Article

An Overview of Asbestos Handling and Removal

December 3, 2021

Asbestos is a major issue for many commercial buildings and homes in the United States. It’s important to invest in asbestos removal services at the first sign of asbestos. Asbestos can cause major health issues over time, so it’s important to avoid exposure at all costs. If you suspect your building has asbestos, be sure to contact an asbestos removal professional right away. Read on for more information on the handling and removal of asbestos. Signs of asbestos Asbestos was once used in certain materials as a means of insulation. It features fibers that are resistant to heat and electricity.... View Article

How to Protect Your Family from Exposure to Asbestos

August 31, 2021

Asbestos is a very dangerous material, but there are still lots of structures that were built with asbestos, and it’s important to be aware of potential exposure risks. Homes constructed prior to 1980 were frequently built with asbestos materials in flooring and ceilings. When asbestos is disturbed, such as during renovation projects, it can contaminate the air and lead to all kinds of serious health risks for people who are exposed to the material. If your home was built before 1980 and you’re concerned it might have asbestos in the flooring or ceilings, keep reading to learn about how asbestos... View Article

Risks of Asbestos Exposure

January 21, 2021

Do you know what asbestos is, and what happens when you’re exposed to the substance? Depending on when your home was built, it may use asbestos as insulation or a building material. Unfortunately, asbestos can provide serious risks to your health. Here’s what you need to know about asbestos exposure in Erie, PA. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a flexible mineral fiber that’s resistant to electricity, heat and chemicals. It sounds ideal, but there’s a reason it’s now banned. Asbestos was used for years in manufacturing textiles, automotive parts and construction materials like insulation. For example, your vinyl tiles, siding,... View Article

Warning Signs You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos

August 28, 2018

Exposure to asbestos can result in a health condition known as asbestosis, a lung disease caused by scarring from asbestos fibers that get lodged in the lungs. This scarring makes it more difficult for victims to breathe, and can interfere with oxygen passing through your body into your bloodstream. Other common names include pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonitis. Today, most asbestosis cases stem from workplace exposure to asbestos in the years before federal laws regulated the use of asbestos (regulations became prominent in the mid-1970s). However, there are still many older buildings that have asbestos in them, and when that... View Article

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