Asbestos is a dangerous fiber that grows naturally throughout the world. Asbestos was mined and used it items dating back centuries. Asbestos has been used in textiles, construction materials, and even pottery. The United States used asbestos fibers in construction materials, with the most prevalent use being in the 80s. However, asbestos is still not banned in the United States, even though there are regulations. With more and more media sources covering asbestos and its many dangers, it is no surprise that people are becoming more curious about the risks involved with asbestos exposure. Utah County Asbestos Abatement has all the information you need to help better understand asbestos exposure and the risks.
Am I At Risk?
Before, people who worked in specific industries were at a greater risk for asbestos exposure. Now, data shows we see more cases of asbestos-related illnesses from people not in construction, mining, or other jobs associated with asbestos. With that being said, there is always a chance you could be at risk for exposure. Schools and even hospitals are now being found to contain asbestos, but today, we see a lot of exposure cases from peoples’ own homes.
Your home is where you should feel the safest, but asbestos can make you unsafe in the very place you should feel secure. Most older homes have asbestos-containing materials. If you own an older home and the home has not been tested for asbestos, now is the right time. A simple test can determine if your home contains asbestos. We are now seeing newer homes with asbestos-containing materials. In reality, no one is safe from exposure until an asbestos test has been completed on the property. Asbestos tests are completed by a certified asbestos abatement professional. These tests are thorough, and the samples are taken to a lab for testing. This gives the most accurate results. If your estate contains asbestos, it will need to be removed as soon as possible. If your home is free from any asbestos, then you can rest easy knowing you and your family are safe from the toxic effects of asbestos exposure.