viernes, 30 de julio de 2010

Mesothelioma Prevention: Dealing With Asbestos At Home

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, usually associated with previous exposure to asbestos. 70% to 80% of people diagnosed with the disease had a history of exposure to asbestos containing material. Mesothelioma is extremely painful and usually fatal unless detected early.  

Asbestos was widely used in many building and industrial materials, including siding panels, cover the shingles, mortar, flooring and insulation.  

The asbestos containing material still exist in many houses. Here are some recommendations for EPA to treat the asbestos around the home: Leave asbestos alone. Generally, material in good condition will not release asbestos fibers. The danger occurs when the fibers are unloaded and inhaled into the lungs. For a list of materials that probably contain asbestos, visit Inspect asbestos-containing materials regularly for obvious signs of use without touching it.
Limit activities generally in all areas with damaged asbestos material. In particular, children keep away from such areas. Avoid sweeping or vacuuming debris that may contain asbestos. Also, avoid sanding, scraping, or drilling holes in materials probably contain asbestos.  

Please make the trip and main repairs by qualified and qualified in handling asbestos. It is strongly - recommended the removal, cleaning and minor repair also be done by asbestos professionals. If you must throw the asbestos material, checking with local health, ambient, or other appropriate officials for appropriate procedures for handling and disposal. For more information on dealing with asbestos, please visit

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