Health Problems Related to Asbestos Exposure

Why You Should Have a Professional Who Specializes in Asbestos Services to Remove This Harmful Construction Material from Your Home

Asbestos removal servicesAsbestos is a group of minerals that are often used in construction. The unique properties of these minerals makes them highly valuable for the construction industry. This amphibole mineral is resistant to chemicals, fire, heat, and it does not conduct electricity. Unfortunately, it contains thin microscopic fibers that once they get into your lungs can stay there for years. Over time, these fibers can cause severe health problems, including:

  • Asbestosis. This is an inflammatory condition of the lungs that can cause damage to the lungs, coughing, and shortness of breath.
  • Mesothelioma. This is a very rare cancer that affects the abdomen, chest cavity, and lining of the lungs.
  • Lung Cancer. Studies have suggested an association between asbestos exposure and cancers of the voice box, as well as bladder, brain, kidney, throat, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs.

Many homes have been built with asbestos materials before these health risks have been discovered. Unfortunately, many people still live in those house, unaware of the severe consequences asbestos can have over their health. Under no circumstances you are allowed to remove asbestos materials on your own. You need to hire a reputable demolition contractor that offers asbestos services. Impresair Environmental Corp is located in Malden, MA and can help you remove these harmful materials in the safest manner possible. Call us at (617) 625-7106 for more information.