Denver Asbestos Education
Denver Asbestos Education: Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant.
Most people know asbestos as roofing sheets. Not all roofing sheets are made of asbestos though. Asbestos is a group of minerals that were found to be both waterproof and fireproof. As a result, this group of minerals was used to make lots of everyday materials including roofing sheets and fireproof gear. Useful as it is, it was discovered that asbestos also causes cancer of the lungs, otherwise known as mesothelioma. This fatal cancer affects the lining of the lungs thus resulting in breathing complications and eventually renders the lungs useless resulting in eventual death.
Considering the damage it does human health, asbestos was banned from use by many health organizations. Different organizations now offer asbestos education with the aim of making the world safer. It is now a requirement that none of the things for human consumption should be made of asbestos. For every building materials or gear, it is imperative that they need to be tested and declared to be asbestos free. EPA and CPSC have also banned several asbestos products.
Manufacturers have also voluntarily limited uses of asbestos. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in the pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, Attic Insulation, and floor tiles.
Elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air in homes, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people living in those homes.
Since at one point in history asbestos was considered safe and efficient, many things bought in the past were either made out of asbestos or had traces of it. This means that there is a possibility that your home or business premises is not 100% asbestos free. This is why you need to hire professionals to come and conduct a test for asbestos and advise you accordingly.
Asbestos is defined as a group of impure magnesium silicate minerals which occur in fibrous form. EPA’s Asbestos program in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances is at www.epa.gov/asbestos
To get your site tested for asbestos, hire our Denver Asbestos Testing team of qualified professionals who are able to get the job done fast and thoroughly. You need to find a team of highly qualified professionals who are experienced in this field and are dedicated to making the world safer and better. They not only have the knowledge on what to look for, they also have the necessary equipment for testing. It is important that the testing is thorough and extensive so that everything with a trace of asbestos is disposed of. It’s better to be safe than sorry as they always say.
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