Legacy Asbestos – Knowing Your Risks

The devastating effects of asbestos on human health prompted several U.S. federal agencies to ban many asbestos-containing materials by 1978. However, did you know that currently asbestos is not totally banned and can still be used in the manufacture of products such as cement shingles, floor tiles, wallboard, and roofing materials? Further, homes built prior …

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Where Does The U.S. Stand on Asbestos & COPD?

It seems we hear a lot about COPD lately. COVID may have brought more attention to the disease. Here is some information on both asbestos and COPD and how they are related. The harmful properties of asbestos were identified as early as the 1920s, when a British doctor noted that asbestos can cause lung “fibrosis.” …

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Living In Colorado, Should I Be Concerned About Asbestos?

In 1989, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule prohibiting the manufacture, importation, processing, and distribution in commerce of most asbestos-containing products. However, this rule was soon contested by domestic and foreign industries and the court ultimately invalidated the rule “based on findings that the EPA did not present sufficient evidence to justify …

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Legacy Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risks

Asbestos mining and manufacturing have diminished since the 1970s, when serious health hazards were directly linked to its exposure. Since that time, asbestos has been highly regulated by federal, state, and local agencies. For example, in the late 1970s the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the use of asbestos in wallboard and gas fireplace …

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Asbestos Exposure and Removal in Colorado: What’s Involved

Asbestos has been widely used in thousands of building materials over the course of history. Its naturally occurring availability, low cost, fire resistance, high tensile strength, and poor heat/electrical conductivity make it well suited for various uses in the construction trade. Little wonder that the word “asbestos” is derived from a Greek word meaning unquenchable …

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Denver Asbestos Exposure: Do You Live In An Older Home?

Do you live in an older home? If it was built prior to 1980, asbestos-containing material could be present both inside and outside of your home. And the truth is, any home, regardless of when it was built, can have asbestos, as the materials used in various components of the house could contain asbestos fibers. …

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Asbestos Exposure in Denver and Related Health Risks

We’re often asked about asbestos and how people are exposed to it in this day and age. While there is no specific threat to families in Colorado, and specifically Denver, asbestos is present depending on the age of your home and your particular occupation. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues. Although …

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Questions and Answers About Asbestos – In Colorado and Elsewhere

Asbestos is not often found in the national news cycle these days. While part of the reason might be related to ever-emerging information related to COVID and other pressing issues, is it possible that people don’t consider asbestos-related topics to be relevant anymore? Tremendous progress has been made in controlling mining, the manufacturing of asbestos-containing …

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What Is Asbestos? How Are You Exposed?

Have you ever wondered what asbestos is or why it is dangerous? Do you know how you might be exposed to it? Paragon, an asbestos abatement company in the Denver area, provides a basic understanding of this naturally occurring material to help you avoid accidental exposure and potentially dangerous consequences. What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is …

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