HOW HARMFUL IS ASBESTOS?

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Often, people just forget about the danger of chemicals.

One of these is asbestos, and given it can be found in London, we want you to know more about it.

Asbestos is responsible for well over 5000 deaths every year. Younger people, if routinely exposed to it, are at greater risk of developing asbestos-related diseases than adult workers. Exposure to asbestos is responsible for the following for diseases:

  • Mesothelioma, a cancer in the lining of the lungs that is always fatal.
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer, a disease that is almost always fatal.
  • Asbestosis, a scarring of the lungs that greatly affects the quality of one’s life.
  • Diffuse pleural thickening, a disease that can lead to breathlessness.

KwikSweep specialises in the removal of hazardous materials, and works to eliminate asbestos in and around London.

We invite you to contact KwikSweep if you are concerned about the presence of asbestos on your property. As experts in waste removal, we know how to deal with this dangerous material.

Also, below are some asbestos-related advices we would like you to become familiar with:

  • What should you do if you come across asbestos?

Do not try to remove the asbestos yourself. Distance yourself from the asbestos source and get in touch with KwikSweep. One of our teams will be able to deal with and solve your issue in less than 24 hours.

  • Know where asbestos can be!

Asbestos can be found if any residential or industrial building built, or renovated, before the year 2000. Also, it is in many of the common materials used in the building trade. Usually, asbestos can be found in and around: water tanks, AIB ceiling tiles, AIB bath panels, AIB partition walls, vinyl floor tiles, roofing felt, etc.

  • Know who is at risk.

Most workers involved in maintenance, refurbishment, and similar trades can be at risk of asbestos exposure. It is worth learning about asbestos if you are an engineer, a demolition worker, a carpenter, a plumber, a plaster, a construction worker, a shop fitter, an electrician, or a general maintenance staff.

At the same time, you should remember the following:

  • You cannot smell asbestos.
  • The effects of being exposed to asbestos take year to show.
  • If you smoke, and are exposed to asbestos, you run a serious risk of developing cancer.

As waste removal and hazardous waste experts, we know how dangerous asbestos can be.

If you are concerned about asbestos, contact us.

 

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