What makes asbestos hazardous?
Once referred to as “the miracle mineral,” asbestos is comprised of virtually indestructible microscopic fibers. Although many items in your home may contain asbestos, they pose minimal risk so long as their materials are not deteriorated and fibers remain undisturbed. However, in the event asbestos fibers become airborne and are inhaled, exposure can lead to a form of cancer called mesothelioma, which irreparably damages the lungs and could lead to other health problems.
If your home or business has tested positive for asbestos contamination or you suspect an asbestos disturbance or “spill,” it is best to avoid the affected area(s) and contact Powers Environmental immediately.