What Many Don’t Know About Asbestos

Most homeowners know they never want to hear the word “asbestos” when completing renovations or while in the purchasing process. They understand that asbestos abatement in and around Boston, MA adds to non-budgeted expenses and that this material is terribly dangerous to their health. Though much of this has become common knowledge, there is plenty that people don’t know about asbestos, and Atlantic Bay Contracting would like to provide helpful insights.

There are multiple types of asbestos

There are six known types of asbestos! Asbestos is created from six different minerals which have similar characteristics. Chrysotile is the most common and often found in various areas of homes. Other types include amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite.

Asbestos is still mined

Though the dangers of asbestos are known around the world, there are still places that mine it for various projects and uses. Since the 1980s, organizations in support of asbestos use and have spent hundreds of millions of dollars aiding the industry in India, Brazil, and Canada.

It was used in more than just construction

Asbestos was commonly used in construction because of its heat resistance and strength, but it up until the 1970s, it was utilized in a variety of products, such as hair dryers, cigarette filters, and talcum powder, which demonstrates just a few instances it was used throughout history.

Symptoms of asbestos exposure take years to reveal themselves

One of the many reasons it took so long for businesses and organizations to stop using asbestos was because of the time between exposure and health implications. In many cases, it took nearly 15-20 years to show the effects, which include respiratory problems and cancers.

Atlantic Bay Contracting will provide asbestos abatement services to ensure your home or commercial facilities are clean and healthy for all who use and live in these spaces.

Please contact us today by calling (617) 782-4986, to request more information and/or estimates.