You may have heard of building damage or destruction releasing asbestos into the air. A commonly cited incident was the asbestos in the twin World Trade Centers that became a fine powder upon their fire and collapse. However, other events are more recent, such as a fire in a Toronto high school that released previously discovered asbestos into the air. In this article, we’re going to look at the situations that cause asbestos to be considered safe to leave in place and the risks they run. [Read more…] about Is the Asbestos in My Building Safe?
Asbestos can be present in older buildings, from the vinyl floors to the popcorn ceilings. Due to its ubiquitous use, many buildings built before the 1990s may contain asbestos. Many asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in homes are in places that pose no immediate danger – they may have even been discovered before and left in place or encapsulated. However, while having asbestos in your home is always a risk, below are the times you are at the biggest danger of exposure, and when testing makes the most sense. [Read more…] about When Should You Test for Asbestos?