Asbestos is now globally known as a material that is dangerous if exposed to, although it is not banned yet in most countries. Its small fibres are tiny enough to enter your lungs and cause asbestos-related respiratory illnesses like asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you suspect asbestos at a facility you are at every day, contact us for asbestos abatement Vancouver services.
Let’s take a look at 3 places you could be exposed to asbestos in your everyday life without knowing it, so you could better prepare yourself and help your family, education facility or workplace take the appropriate measures.
In houses built before the 1970s, it’s common for asbestos to be hiding in piping, insulation and in the basement or roofing. As it is a completely fireproof material, it was widely used in construction for houses and other buildings. If you just purchased a home, it’s important to have it tested for asbestos before moving in.
Some older schools are testing positive for asbestos and although it is unlikely for your child to be exposed to it due to the rules and regulations set in place for schools that do contain it, it’s important to be aware. You could speak to those in charge to find out if the school or daycare facility your child attends contains asbestos or if there are risks of exposure.
Work is probably the most common place where one could get exposed to asbestos. Older office buildings are common places for asbestos exposure and more professionals and white-collar workers are being exposed to it at their place of occupation. Workers in construction or those working with piping repair, shipyards, railroads and miners are at especially high risk because they work in places where asbestos was commonly used.
If you suspect your home, school or work may be contaminated with asbestos, get in touch with us. We offer asbestos abatement Vancouver that is safe, up to standard and follows regulations of disposal.