Hazardous materials like asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are most often uncovered (and cause exposure) during actions like renovations and demolitions. Here at Fiber Control, we’ve already discussed these types of issues for renovation (see our blogs How to Find Hazardous Materials Before Renovating and Finding Hazardous Building Materials While Renovating for details on those). Today we’re looking at the three major parts of demolishing a building, which brings similar but more drastic measures. [Read more…] about Avoiding Asbestos Hazards When Demolishing a Building
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Asbestos was used in a lot of building materials, but usually it’s associated with insulation, infused textiles, and other softer materials. Today we look at the use of asbestos cement, often referred to as transite. We’ll go over the history of this product, what forms it can take, where it can be found inside the house, and the specific dangers the product can pose if left in place or disturbed during renovation or demolition of a building. [Read more…] about The Dangers of Asbestos Cement Like Transite
Here at Fiber Control, Inc. we primarily deal with construction materials that contain asbestos. We come in after an inspection, remodel, or planned demolition that has turned up asbestos in the building materials. With that said, we have also spent time identifying and dealing with older appliances that have contained asbestos. Below are several types of appliances (and products) that can contain asbestos, as well as some additional general advice and warning when dealing with asbestos. [Read more…] about Types of Appliances That Contain Asbestos
The very first blog on this website was Hazardous Materials: How Asbestos Makes You Sick, where we went over the three major health issues caused by asbestos. In this article, we want to focus on probably the most well-known illness of asbestos exposure: lung cancer. Let’s look at why asbestos is hazardous, how it gets into your body, and how that exposure causes lung cancer. [Read more…] about How Does Asbestos Give You Lung Cancer?