Asbestos continues to affect the health of many Americans despite the fact that it has been outlawed during the 1970’s by the EPA.
Unfortunately asbestos can still be found in building materials used in older buildings including pipe insulation and flooring. Exposure to invisible asbestos fibers can lead to severe health problems including lung disease and lung cancer. Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. It can take a decade or even longer before symptoms appear. Many of those who are affected have worked in shipyards or manufacturing plants where they became exposed to asbestos.
Many homeowners who reside in older homes are also at risk, especially during renovation products when asbestos can be disturbed. Exposure generally occurs when buildings or materials with asbestos are disturbed or demolished. It isn’t just long term exposure that is dangerous; experts believe that even short term exposure can be potentiall fatal. Hire a licensed professional if you need asbestos removal services.
Doctors suggest that those exposed to asbestos stop smoking since smoking can significantly increase the chance of asbestos related lung issues. Limiting exposure to asbestos is key since the cure rates for mesothelioma is low.
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