Should I Worry About Asbestos?

Although the dangers of asbestos have been widely discussed for over 50 years in the U.S., we also know that the mere presence of asbestos in a home or a building is not hazardous. As in most areas, Denver, Golden and the surrounding areas include homes that may have asbestos present in the materials used …

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What is the Position on Asbestos in the U.S.?

Although asbestos and asbestos containing products are highly regulated in the U.S., currently there is no widespread ban in place. Over 50 nations around the world have banned asbestos, yet other countries (China, India, Russia, and Brazil, for example) continue to expand its use. Clearly, the battle against asbestos exposure is ongoing. As a matter …

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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. That is true for Denver and surrounding cities, such as Thornton, Westminster, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder and other locations. If your home was built between 1930 and 1950, it’s likely that your insulation contains asbestos. …

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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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