Asbestos companies near me

When asbestos was discovered it was referred to as the ‘miracle mineral’ because of its resistance to heat, chemicals and electricity. The naturally occurring mineral became a common ingredient found in home and building insulation materials. It wasn’t until the 1980s that asbestos was linked to certain diseases and deemed a toxic substance. However, the real dangers of asbestos take years to manifest inside its victims.

 

The strengthening properties of asbestos led it to become a staple in construction material for thousands of pre-1980 infrastructures across America. People who have been exposed to asbestos over a long period of time, for example, working or living in asbestos ridden buildings or homes, could be prone to cancer. When the asbestos microfibers become airborne and are ingested, they cling to the lining of the heart and lungs. Over time these microfibers can cause scratching, scarring and inflammation within the lungs, and can lead to a diagnosis of mesothelioma or other cancerous illness. The effects of asbestos poisoning can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years to exhibit symptoms and develop into a deadly disease.  

 

Asbestos is a known human carcinogen, with lung cancer being the most common diagnosis caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is the second-most diagnosed cancer due to asbestos exposure and effects about 3,000 Americans annually. However, asbestos has been linked to more than just two different types of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, researchers have also found evidence stating asbestos exposure can cause the following illnesses:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Colon cancer

 

Aside from the cancerous illness listed above, the most common side effect of asbestos exposure is asbestosis. Asbestosis leads to fibrosis of the lungs but is slightly less severe than lung cancer. Asbestosis makes it difficult to breath and typically comes with a chronic cough.

 

Asbestos is difficult to identify because of its lack of taste, smell and visual appearance. This makes it very difficult to detect within your home. However, there are some common areas of a building you can have checked for asbestos:

  • Roofing Shingles
  • Tiles
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Cement Pipes
  • Cement Siding
  • Vinyl Floors
  • Plaster
  • Paints
  • Fireproof Materials
  • HVAC Duct Insulation
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Electric Wiring Insulation
  • Chalkboards
  • Caulking


If you are not sure if your house has been inspected for asbestos then you should schedule an inspection immediately. Now you might be wondering ‘Is there even an asbestos company near me who can help?’ Yes, the Colorado Hazardous Environmental (CHE) is here to help with all your asbestos removal and inspection requests.

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