If you enjoy undertaking home DIY projects, live in an older home, or have a high-risk occupation, you may be at risk of asbestos exposure. Being educated with regard to these risks will keep you and your family safe. Zona Restoration has years of experience assisting homeowners and business owners in understanding the negative effects of asbestos. 

3 Facts About Asbestos Exposure

1. Risks of Asbestos Exposure

Each time an individual is exposed to asbestos, the substance accumulates in his or her body. Currently, there is no known method of reversing any damage caused by asbestos. The effects of asbestos are worse when one is exposed over a long period of time or if exposed to a strong concentration of this hazardous material all at once.

2. Occupations Related to Asbestos Exposure

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, 27 million workers were exposed to asbestos from 1940 to 1979. Thankfully, various regulations within these industries have greatly decreased the risk of asbestos exposure. The fields below contain high-risk occupations with regard to asbestos exposure:

  • Construction
  • Electricity
  • Firefighting
  • Military service
  • Mining
  • Shipbuilding

Family members of those who work in these industries, as well as homeowners who live near these facilities, may also have an increased risk of secondhand exposure to asbestos.

3. Products That Contain Asbestos

Asbestos is usually found when completing home renovations or demolition work on older buildings that still contain asbestos products. It’s important to know what to look for, especially with so many homeowners undertaking DIY projects. Construction items that may still contain asbestos include:

  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Roofing tiles
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cement
  • Attic insulation
  • Adhesives, sealants, and coatings
  • Various plumbing equipment and pipes

Call the Asbestos Experts at Zona

When you discover asbestos in your home while renovating your kitchen, bathroom, or basement, contact the experts at Zona Restoration by calling (480) 656-3999. Our goal is to keep families in Chandler, AZ, and the surrounding areas safe with our asbestos abatement and removal services. We also offer Chandler homeowners and businesses asbestos inspections, lead testing and removal, and mold removal and remediation.

Source: King, Daniel. “Asbestos.” Web article. Asbestos.com. The Mesothelioma Center. Web. 28 May. 2021.

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