What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a carcinogen that can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis and other serious respiratory ailments. Thousands of building materials were manufactured with asbestos before it was banned in 1970: insulation, pipe insulation, floor and ceiling tiles, adhesives, roof shingles, siding, textured ceilings and joint compounds. Over time, these materials degrade or are disturbed and their asbestos fibers are released. Asbestos monitoring by a certified professional can help home owners and commercial property owners identify potential risks prior to purchase or renovation.
Most asbestos-related diseases don't arise until years after exposure. Since 1979, at least 43,073 people have died from asbestos-related diseases, according to the Environmental Working Group. At least 100,000 more will die over the next decade — a rate approaching 30 deaths a day.
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