Everything You Need To Know About Asbestos In Your Home
[ Article originally appeared on www.regionalfoundationrepair.com ]
By Sam Smith,
It would not be an exaggeration to call asbestos the wonder material. At one point in the United States, asbestos could be found in almost all aspects of construction, including foundations, the soil, roofing, flooring, and insulation, mainly because of its fire-resistant qualities.
In the last few decades, however, the dangers of asbestos have been progressively exposed. For example, it is now known that home renovations can release asbestos into the air. Over time, being exposed to this asbestos can cause several fatal diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.
Scientific studies have shown that asbestos can have adverse health effects, but how dangerous is asbestos in my home? How do I identify materials that may contain asbestos? What are some of the common asbestos exposure scenarios? What are asbestos dos and don’ts for the homeowner? If you are keen to find out, read on.
Quick Statistics about Asbestos
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