Many buildings contain asbestos, which has been used in numerous applications, including as an insulating material in insulation and other fire retardant systems, in a wide variety of products, and as a substance for the spray-applied fire-retardant composition of fire-wall tiles. For more information about asbestos removal by MPAAsbestosRemovalAdelaide, click here.
Asbestos has also been “blown” into other parts of buildings through the use of mechanical demolition so that after being spread around, it becomes impossible to identify the location of the original asbestos exposure. In many cases, asbestosis has been caused by people being exposed to asbestos fibres without their knowledge.
Asbestos has been used for quite some time, particularly in building insulation because of its inherent strength, but even before its invention, asbestos has been used by people. The first records of its use were in the 19th century in the building of ships and railways, and even today, asbestos is used for insulation in buildings. For most of us, asbestos was always something we did not think of or take notice of; however, because of the increased awareness about asbestos, the risk of getting cancer from asbestos has become a more significant concern.
Asbestos is known to cause cancer and related health problems when it gets into the body. It is one of the few naturally occurring elements that are capable of causing lung cancer in humans. It can be inhaled into the lungs, causing an immediate, if rare, reaction in the lungs and other areas of the body. It also affects the blood, causing the lining of the blood vessels to become less elastic, resulting in edema.
Lung cancer can be caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres, by direct contact with them, by breathing them in (through clothing or breathing mask) and by breathing them out (through the mouth). Other symptoms that may accompany lung cancer include shortness of breath and chest pains. There are a number of ways to treat these symptoms and, in the case of lung cancer, surgery may be needed to remove the affected area, as well as to remove all traces of asbestos from the lungs.
Asbestos is one of the most dangerous substances known to man, because of its ability to cause lung cancer, but the danger is not seen immediately; the effects are slowly visible only over time. Asbestos removal by MPAAsbestosRemovalAdelaide in residential and commercial buildings involves removing the asbestos fibres, cleaning up the site where they are found, removing any remaining fibres on the ceiling or other surface, sealing off any damaged areas and leaving a clear area for the rest of the building to breathe in.
Removal of asbestos can be done by a company specializing in asbestos removal, or even by homeowners.
A company that specializes in asbestos removal by MPAAsbestosRemovalAdelaide is trained to remove and safely secure any asbestos materials that are inside the building, especially in the ceiling and walls. Companies that specialize in residential removal use special machinery that can reach high places and remove smaller areas of the building. At the same time, a homeowner can simply vacuum and sweep up debris from a high ceiling or another part of the building.