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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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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 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, 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 most American companies …

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Post-Marshall Fire: Asbestos Abatement In Colorado

After any catastrophe, there are always companies willing to do work around your home or office. Cleaning up after the Marshall fire is no exception. It’s often good to look specifically for local contractors, as they have an invested interest in the area. Paragon Environmental has been involved with some of the owners in these …

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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, provides a basic understanding of this naturally occurring material to help you avoid accidental exposure and potentially dangerous consequences. What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a commercial term that …

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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. Most areas include homes that may have asbestos present in the materials used to construct buildings. But most of the time, …

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

While most people have heard of asbestos and make a connection between it and serious health consequences of some kind, other questions about asbestos are often vague. While asbestos can be dangerous, there’s a piece of good news: according to Dr. Ken Takahashi, Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, asbestos-related disease is 100 percent …

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