There are dangerous chemicals and substances that can make their way through the food chain, such as chlorinated pesticides, herbicides, and mercury. But can asbestos be transmitted between organisms in the same way? Asbestos is a hazardous material that releases airborne microscopic fibers that present a threat to most living creatures, and most are aware of its danger to our respiratory system. However, since the fibers do not break down over time, should we be worried whether asbestos can travel through the food chain as well? [Read more…] about Can Asbestos Travel Through the Food Chain?
Most people are well aware of the negative impacts of asbestos on their health. For centuries this hazardous material has affected the human population, but this risk reaches far beyond contaminating indoor air quality. Far fewer people are aware of asbestos’s effect on the environment, and with construction and demolition projects being performed on older properties, it’s important to become aware of the risk. In this blog, we will discuss the ways asbestos contamination can impact the outdoors. [Read more…] about Does Asbestos Have an Effect on the Environment?
When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed, the fibers can break off and become airborne, making the very air you breathe become toxic. Removing the threat of asbestos fibers from the air is an important task, which is why many people resort to using high-efficiency particulate arrestor – or HEPA – air filters in their respirators and air-purifying equipment. In this article, we describe how effectively HEPA air filters remove asbestos from the air. [Read more…] about Can HEPA Air Filters Remove Asbestos from the Air?