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The History of Fibers Known As Asbestos
The material known as Asbestos has been around since the Stone Age. The word Asbestos comes from a Greek word ‘sasbestos’, which means ‘indestructible’. This fiber has several qualities, which made it quite popular especially during the Industrial Age. These include: Sound absorption Affordability Resistance to fire Heat resistance However, nowadays people prefer to avoid using […]
A Parents’ Worry: Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos In School
Parents are becoming increasingly worried about the presence of asbestos in schools. If a school was built before 1980 (that’s majority of schools in US), there is a high chance that there is asbestos present in the building. Here are certain frequently asked questions that parents ask about asbestos: What is asbestos? Asbestos is a […]
Mums Against Asbestos: How Your Baby Is at Risk to Asbestos Exposure…
Babies are more susceptible to asbestos exposure, as their organs are much weaker than adults. Since they are in the growth stage, the cells of their internal organs are more likely to mutate and turn into cancer. While diseases such as mesothelioma are only known to affect adults, there is a high chance that majority […]
Asbestos Exposure – How Much Is Too Much?
Asbestos is a natural mineral found in the environment. It was extensively used in construction materials because of its durability and fire-resistant properties. It started getting banned when hundreds of cases of asbestos exposure leading to deadly cancer were reported. The worst thing about asbestos is that there is no safe level of exposure. A microscopic […]