Asbestos may look friendly and harmless during its natural state. During this state, asbestos appears fibrous and shiny. In the early days, asbestos was considered popular for being inexpensive along with comprising amazing characteristics. Some of the characteristics included high resistance to chemicals, fire and heat, absorbing sound, acting as a strong insulator etc. In fact, archaeologists discovered this material about 4500years ago that was being used for making cooking utensils. As time passes on, asbestos was extremely popular when used in items like bricks, pipe insulations etc. Here’s a brief introduction to asbestos.
Getting Banned – One of the reasons why asbestos got banned was an individual from the United Kingdom got diagnosed with a disease related to the lungs. Unfortunately, that individual died forcing countries across the world to ban the use of asbestos. Moreover, studies concluded that asbestos would cause severe health diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Being Dangerous – Types of asbestos such as crocidolite and amosite were considered as dangerous. These were also considered minerals that caused lung cancer and mesothelioma diseases. This was due to the fact that asbestos would enter our bodies through the nose and mouth and then hit straight towards the surface of the lungs. Although asbestos manages to enter inside the body, the main problem is the symptoms that only shows-up once a person is above the age of 30. Another reason for being dangerous is that asbestos treatment has no remedies or medicines.
With this brief introduction to asbestos, in the region of Newcastle, asbestos removal is carried out by professional contractors.