Dangers of Asbestos
What is asbestos? Asbestos is defined as “a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles”, or in lay-man’s terms it is a material that is used in housing which has been deemed fireproof. While this sounds like the perfect material to use to insulate homes, it has actually been deemed as an illegal material. Of course, the government did not only on a whim declared the illegal use of asbestos, but scientific research have proven that the dangers of asbestos far outweigh the benefits in can give.
Asbestos was widely used in the early 1900s and there were not enough studies to show evidence about its hazards. Over time and with the sophistication of the tools in scientific research, asbestos is found to be potentially hazardous to human health. Along with this, there were studies and tests that have established a strong correlation between asbestos and fibrotic lung disease as well as changes in the lining of the chest cavity. Despite the dangers of asbestos to human health, it is still commonly present anywhere. It can be found in products such as cement/plaster as well as floor and ceiling tiles and inhalation of fumes causes the most harm. The dangers of asbestos then creates an issue since houses from the 80’s are still in existence to date and most homeowners are not aware of what materials or procedures were utilized in the construction.
In situations like this, BC Green Construction & Demolition mission to contain the dangers of asbestos comes into play. We offer our affordable expertise and asbestos abatement services in Lower Mainland British Columbia. Not only do we provide help with the removal, we also take the responsibility of clean up and safe disposal of the hazardous material.
We want to help homeowners have the peace of mind when it comes to thinking about their home. Call our team today and we will be glad to serve you right away.