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Asbestos Information

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. EPA and CPSC have banned several asbestos products. Manufacturers have also voluntarily limited uses of asbestos. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints (other coating materials), and floor tiles.

Elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air in homes, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people living in those homes.

Maida Services, Inc. does not provide referrals for Laboratory Testing or the Abatement of Asbestos.

Sources of Asbestos in the Home:

Health Effects:

The most dangerous asbestos fibers are too small to be visible. After they are inhaled, they can remain and accumulate in the lungs. Long-term risk of exposure includes mesothelioma ( a cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity), and asbestosis (irreversible lung scarring). Smokers are at higher risk of developing asbestos-induced lung cancer. Symptoms of these diseases do not show up until many years after exposure began. Most people with asbestos-related diseases were exposed to elevated concentrations on the job; some developed disease from exposure to clothing and equipment brought home from job sites.

Steps to Reduce Exposure:

If you think your home may have asbestos:

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/Asbestos-In-The-Home/

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