dangers of asbestos exposure

Exposure to asbestos can lead to respiratory problems decades later, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos is (scarring and stiffening of the lungs).

Testing for asbestos shortly after exposure typically yields no results, but exposure to asbestos over long periods of time can be deadly.

Asbestos Poisoning by Industry

The World Health Organization estimates that asbestos causes approximately half of all deaths from occupational cancer, and 125 million people worldwide are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. 

While many uses for asbestos were banned in the mid-1970’s, the risk from exposure continues to this day because of mesothelioma’s long latency and incubation period. Symptoms, most commonly affecting the lungs, can sometimes take between 10-70 years to appear making diagnosis of the disease difficult. The cancer is highly aggressive and is resistant to many standard cancer treatments.

Today, asbestos continues to be a threat to workers exposed through their occupations and in buildings that were erected or renovated prior to the ban.  Was your home or business built before the ban? Are you worried about exposure to your employees, tenants or family? Let ECES handle your Asbestos issues from initial inspection to complete abatement.