Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral—six similar, but unique fibrous minerals in fact. The six classifications for asbestos fibers are chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. These fibers are microscopic, but they are extremely durable and resistant to fire and many chemicals.
Due to their durable nature, asbestos was a common construction material in the 20th century to protect buildings from fire and chemical damage.. Its use was common in roofing, floor tiles, cement compounds, textiles, and even automotive parts.
Asbestos was used for decades before it was discovered that, when inhaled, it had extremely dangerous health consequences. It was not until the 1970s the asbestos was strongly linked to respiratory issues, including lung cancers. When this became evident, asbestos use was dropped significantly until the late 1970s when its use was finally outlawed completely.
Why is Asbestos Dangerous?
Asbestos has been in the media extensively for many years due to the health consequences associated with breathing in asbestos fibers. You’ve likely seen class action lawsuits for victims of mesothelioma, an extremely dangerous form of cancer that attacks the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs—most notably, the lung.
Asbestos fibers are microscopic—much smaller than the width of a human hair—making them easily inhaled. Inhaled fibers then become lodged in the respiratory system where they cannot be easily removed by the body, leading to a number of health issues including:
- Lung impairment
- Asbestos warts
- And more
For effective—and safe—elimination of asbestos from your property, you need a trained and licensed asbestos removal company. The asbestos removal team at Action Restoration has the experience, skills, and tools necessary to ensure that the asbestos in your building is removed as safely as possible. Our professional asbestos removal team will take all necessary precautions to protect you and your employees or family members from harm during the asbestos abatement procedure.
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