This year’s wildfires engulfed nearly 9 million acres of land in the US, marking the most destructive fire season in 70 years and costing nearly $3 billion so far. While the fires are under control, a toxic threat still looms in the wake of the destruction. By destroying older homes and businesses, the release of asbestos fibers is putting many first responders, cleanup crews, and residents at risk of harmful exposure. In this blog, we’ll review the reasons the western wildfires generated concern about asbestos and what our community can do to prevent similar dangers. [Read more…] about Western Wildfires Generate Concern About Asbestos
You’d be hard-pressed to find a person that doesn’t know about the dangers of asbestos – what with the personal injury ads and news coverage – but many people aren’t aware of what this substance looks like. This makes it complicated to determine if or where asbestos is present in one’s home. Since disturbed asbestos can cause harmful health conditions, it’s crucial to find out if the substance is in your home. That said, is it possible to spot asbestos with the naked eye? [Read more…] about Is It Possible to Spot Asbestos with the Naked Eye?
In the aftermath of a hurricane or severe nor-easter, it’s reasonable to want to clean up the damage on your property immediately. Depending on the severity of the damage, your home could be exposed to the elements if not quickly repaired. However, simply cleaning up the debris can expose you to something far more dangerous: asbestos. With the disturbance of this hazardous substance, it’s important you learn the steps to avoiding asbestos during storm damage cleanup. [Read more…] about Avoiding Asbestos During Storm Damage Cleanup