Asbestos Removal in Old Homes
Renovating your old home? Are you aware of asbestos hazards and the importance of asbestos removal? Through 19th century articles and advertisements, we can learn the most common ways asbestos was used to aid in asbestos removal. It is vital to consider asbestos removal if you are the owner of an old home. Asbestos breaks down into tiny fiber fragments that tend to remain suspended in the air for long periods of time, therefore be easily inhaled. Because the durability of asbestos, these fibers can remain in the body for decades causing lung scarring and asbestos cancer, so early asbestos removal is important when remodeling old homes. There are two types of asbestos cancer caused by exposure to high levels of asbestos: mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Where was Asbestos Used?
Over a hundred years ago everyone raved about asbestos. The Asbestos Industry had a huge boom in the 19th century. It was mined commercially and added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. Asbestos was used as insulation for steam pipes, turbines, boilers, kilns, ovens, and other high-temperature products.
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