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Rushworth Asbestos – Know The Dangers

Rushworth Asbestos – Know The Dangers

Rushworth Asbestos – Know The Dangers

  • by Admin
  • 18 Aug 2022

Asbestos is a natural mineral product that became popular due to its resistance to heat and corrosion. In the past, it was used extensively in insulation, cement and floor tiles, drainage and flue pipes, roofing, guttering, car brakes, clutches and gaskets. The inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos exposure may increase your risk for cancers of the digestive system, including colon cancer.

Although most people do not get lung diseases from asbestos exposure, you should always seek medical advice if you have symptoms like coughing, feeling short of breath or chest pain. Talk to your GP about any past or present jobs where you may have had asbestos exposure. The symptoms of asbestosis may include shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, a persistent, dry cough, fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than usual (clubbing), and dry and crackling sounds in your lungs when you inhale. In the past, the health risks for construction workers and carpenters facing asbestos exposure were severe. A study of mesothelioma patients in the UK and Australia revealed that one in 10 carpenters who retired before 1950 would die of an asbestos-related illness. Today the risks are not as great due to the ban on asbestos. Besides the obvious health risk of attempting this, you may also find that you’re not covered by your home insurance if anything was to happen during the removal process and subsequent disposal. A professional asbestos removal company like About the House is fully insured and up to date with all local council regulations regarding removal, clean-up and safe disposal.

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