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I was recently approached by Jesse Herman of the Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Orlando, FL to see if I was interested in sharing this important information with you. This seems to be an issue which still arises from time to time, but is more often kept quiet. We still need to educate ourselves as home owners and home buyers, as to the dangers of asbestos exposure.
This is the full text of the article written by Joe Lederman, one of MCC's editors.
People of Canada are familiar with problems associated with asbestos. Highly touted for its fire, heat and versatile qualities, asbestos was used in construction applications throughout the 20th century. Health hazards releated to asbestos have affected millions worldwide.
Homes and buildings could still contain asbestos materials if they were built prior to 1980. Due to the widespread use of asbestos, it is essential for those involved in real estate to take the proper measures in inspecting and removing the harmful product. If you are a potential homeowner or are seeking to remodel an older home, exposure can cause many health concerns for you and your family. Citizens should be aware that exposure to asbestos can cause serious health concerns.
Asbestos exposure can cause a debilitating lung ailment known as mesothelioma. This asbestos-related illness is one of the hardest for physicians to diagnose for a variety of reasons. The disease typically has a latency period lasting anywhere from 20 to 50 years when it has already reached its later stage of development. Its symptoms also resemble many of other less serious conditions. The amount of asbestos-related incidents throughout the world has resulted in mesothelioma lawyer firms advocating and protecting victim's individual rights. Many are unaware to the wrongdoings done in the contraction of diseases associated with asbestos.
The French speaking Canadian province, Quebec, is the main producer of asbestos in the country and has countered attempts at blacklisting the substance. The asbestos industry has conducted false research and propaganda in continuing the exportation of the product. Asbestos was used hundreds of thousands of products throughout the world. With the consistent growth in technology and public awareness, there are currently a number of products which replace the need for asbestos.
Residents should not disturb any suspected asbestos themselves as this makes its fibers airborne. The inspection and removal of toxic substances must be performed by licensed abatement contractors who are trained in handling dangerous materials. Health Canada Organization offers assistance and information in the prevention, disposal and removal of asbestos. They are federally responsible for helping citizens maintain and improve health at home and the work place.
Once you are asbestos free, green alternatives should be seriously considered such as cellulose, cotton Fiber and lcynene. In the United States, the U.S. Environmental Program states that the use of recycled building materials can reduce energy costs from 25 to 35 percent annually. These eco-friendly alternatives allow for a clean, healthy home, free of health damaging materials.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.