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Why is Exposure to Asbestos a Health Hazard?

Why is Exposure to Asbestos a Health Hazard

You are probably familiar with asbestos, but do you know exactly what it is or what makes it so dangerous? Find out more about asbestos and learn how to protect yourself and your family from exposure. What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral that can be manufactured into strong threads. When first discovered, asbestos was praised… Continue reading

What are the Dangers of Asbestos Removal?

Asbestos tape accross plastic containment area.

Asbestos was a common building material in the mid 20th century, often used in attic and wall insulation, vinyl floor tiles, roofing shingles, siding, textured paint, patching compounds, and other applications. However, asbestos fell out of favor when people discovered that it causes cancer. Undisturbed asbestos is relatively harmless, but inhaling airborne fibers can be harmful to your health. As… Continue reading

How Does Asbestos Cause Lung Cancer?

How Does Asbestos Cause Lung Cancer

Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was once used widely in many building products, including attic and wall insulation, vinyl floor tiles, roofing shingles, siding, textured paint, patching compounds, and more. Asbestos particles can cause lung cancer if inhaled. If you live in an older home with the potential for asbestos-containing materials, don’t panic—left untouched, asbestos is relatively harmless. However,… Continue reading

What are Biohazards and Why is Professional Cleanup Needed?

What are Biohazards and Why is Professional Cleanup Needed

You may be accustomed to wiping up small spills and accidents around the house without a second thought. However, cleaning up biohazards could be dangerous to your health. Learn more about biohazards and the threats associated with them so you know when it’s best to call a professional. Most Common Household Biohazards To be considered a biohazard, a substance must… Continue reading