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Asbestos Abatement

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous? What is Asbestos?

Microscopic asbestos fibers cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, and asbestos exposure does not cause any immediate symptoms, so it is easy for a person to inhale or swallow asbestos dust without realizing it. Once asbestos fibers are in the body, they never dissolve, and the body has extreme difficulty expelling them. Over years of time, trapped asbestos fibers can cause inflammation, scarring and eventually genetic damage to the body’s cells.

WHY WAS ASBESTOS USED?

 [ King, Daniel. “Asbestos: An Overview of What It Is & Exposure Risks.” Asbestos: An Overview of What It Is & Exposure Risks, Dec. 2018, www.asbestos.com/asbestos/. ]

Valued for Thousands of Years

Ancient Egyptians wrapped their embalmed pharaohs in everlasting asbestos cloth, and the bodies of medieval kings and generals were cremated within asbestos shrouds. Ancient Roman aristocrats dined with asbestos tablecloths and napkins, which they could simply throw into a fire to clean.

But Ancient Cultures Knew of Its Dangers

Roman historian Pliny the Elder documented the lung disease suffered by the slaves who mined and wove asbestos fibers, and his writings even describe the slaves’ primitive attempts at inventing respirators. The early history of asbestos foreshadows its rise and fall in the 20th century.

Asbestos Mines Open Across North America

Business leaders enthusiastically advertised every new use for the highly profitable mineral they could find, but they kept the terrible toll of asbestos exposure on their workers a carefully guarded secret.

Linking Asbestos Dust to Lung Diseases

Instead of protecting workers, asbestos industry leaders chose to suppress or manipulate medical research findings as long as they could. The great asbestos cover-up has led to thousands of entirely preventable American deaths.

The Rise of Asbestos Lawsuits

The first successful asbestos lawsuit was won in 1973. Since then, hundreds of thousands of claimants have sought compensation for personal injuries and wrongful deaths caused by the negligence of the asbestos industry.

More than 100 companies have filed for bankruptcy because of asbestos lawsuits, and asbestos litigation continues to be the longest running mass tort in U.S. history.

Safe Asbestos Removal

Many American buildings constructed before 1980 contain asbestos, and asbestos-containing materials come in many forms. Unless a product is clearly marked, you cannot determine whether it contains asbestos just by looking at it. 

Sometimes it is vital to remove an asbestos-containing material, and sometimes it is safest to leave the material undisturbed. The evaluation and removal of asbestos should be left to certified asbestos abatement professionals.

UNSURE IF YOUR IF YOUR RUNNING THE RISK OF ASBESTOS IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE? CONTACT DRYSTAR FOR A FREE CONSULTATION/EVALUATION.

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