Living With Asbestos

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 about asbestos containing materials (ACM), where they might be located in your home, and what you can do about it. Remember, the mere …

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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. 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 condition. Because airborne asbestos fibers can be easily inhaled, …

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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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Why Is Asbestos So Harmful? Facts You Should Know

Paragon Environmental is an asbestos removal company located in Colorado. We are often called to remove asbestos in homes that are older. Sometimes, people ask us why asbestos is so harmful. Here are some answers to that question. As a naturally occurring group of minerals found in rocks and soil, the dangers inherent in asbestos …

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What is Asbestos? How Are We Exposed to it?

When someone mentions asbestos, we tend to cringe and have visions of worse case scenarios. The truth is, that if you live in an older home, there may be evidence of exposure in the building materials used during construction. Should you worry? We know now, that if those materials aren’t disturbed, exposure to the harmful …

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Beware Of Asbestos – Know The Facts

Even though the EPA began banning asbestos in some products in the 1970’s, it is still found in older buildings. Asbestos is also allowed in new products – from brake lining to window caulk. How dangerous is asbestos? The tiny fibers can cause lung disease, cancer and even mesothelioma – an aggressive cancer of the …

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Isn’t Asbestos An Old Problem?

While some may believe that asbestos is a problem of the past, that is not the case. That realization came to a friend recently, whose condo was damaged in a high-rise fire. It was an early January morning when she was noisily awakened by a fire alarm. Though she saw no signs of a fire, …

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