For many years, asbestos was handled in a haphazard manner, because nobody knew the dangers it posed to people’s health. A lot of respiratory problems are caused by exposure to the material because when the fibres become airborne, they can be inhaled and then rest on the lungs for years. When this happens, coughing, lung infections and even diseases like asbestosis will follow. In fact, a lot of people are living with asbestosis without even knowing. Don’t let yourself be one of them and even more so, don’t be responsible for risking the health of other people. With asbestos abatement, you can benefit in the following ways.
Reduce the Risks of Disease
There are thousands of people who develop lung cancer every year as a result of being exposed to the fibres that are released from asbestos when it is damaged or aged. When these fibres rest on a person’s lungs, they will embed themselves into the lining, which can then develop to a tumour. Some people live with asbestosis and don’t even know about it, but the signs are wheezing, coughing and the feeling of having a tight chest. If you notice any of these signs it is essential that you visit a doctor who can assess your condition and then also advise for asbestos abatement.
Avoid Legal Issues
You could be on the receiving end of a legal dispute if you don’t arrange for asbestos abatement when you notice there is a problem. This is particularly true if you are a business owner, because you are responsible for the health and safety of everyone who enters your premises. Members of staff should feel safe at all times, but if they are secretly being exposed to asbestos their health is at risk and you’ll be the one to fund the treatment, not to mention their time off work.
Prevent Asbestos from Flaking
Not all asbestos is dangerous. If asbestos has not been touched, it can be left and simply examined every so often to make sure the fibres are not becoming loose. However, asbestos deterioration is a common problem in old buildings, where the asbestos will likely have been installed a long time ago and will get damaged easily. Once asbestos abatement has been carried out, this will no longer present a problem. Even the smallest of deposits can cause illness once inhaled, so take the issue seriously if you believe that airborne fibres are getting more frequent, or if the asbestos is crumbling into a powder.
If you need assistance with asbestos abatement in London or the South East or the South East, put your trust in the team at Blue A. Call 01923 517010 for more information.
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