Everything You Wanted To Know About Asbestos – But Were Afraid To Ask!

Most people have heard of asbestos and make a connection between it and serious health consequences of some kind. But here’s a piece of good news: according to Dr. Ken Takahashi, Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, asbestos-related disease is 100 percent preventable. Understanding the basics about asbestos – what it is, where it’s …

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Living With Asbestos

If your house was built prior to the 1980s, there is a good chance asbestos can be found in your home. For example, if your home was built between 1930 and 1950, it’s likely that your insulation contains asbestos. But this is not necessarily a reason to panic! Rather, take the time to become informed …

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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Asbestos

Asbestos fibers have special characteristics that have been particularly attractive to industry. For example, its fibers are not affected by heat or chemicals, they do not conduct electricity, and pound for pound asbestos is stronger than steel. Because of these qualities, it was used to create over 3,000 products, many of which are found in …

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Why Should I Be Concerned About Asbestos?

The mere presence of asbestos in a home or a building is not hazardous. Most of the time asbestos poses very little risk to your health. As a matter of fact, asbestos is naturally present in the environment in very low concentrations and most people will never experience problems related to exposure. The danger is …

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

As experts in asbestos abatement, Paragon Environmental recognizes the dangers of asbestos for families in and around the Golden CO area. Exposure to asbestos on a regular basis increases the possibility of developing lung disease. The longer a person has been exposed to asbestos, the greater the risk that they will develop a serious health …

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Asbestos Inspection and Testing

When asbestos containing materials (ACM) are disturbed or damaged, they become “friable.” This means that tiny fibers are released into the air, presenting significant health risks to building occupants and workers due to exposure or inhalation. Because of the serious and proven threat to human health, there are federal, state, and/or local regulations and guidelines …

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Asbestos Exposure and Cancer: Who May Be at Risk

As a naturally occurring, fire-resistant mineral, asbestos was once used extensively as insulation as well as to strengthen other materials. A component of more than 3,000 types of building materials, asbestos was first used in the early 1900s and is found in most construction, including residential, built from the early 1940s until 1978 when its …

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