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The Asbestos Removal Process

THE ASBESTOS REMOVAL PROCESS FAST FACTS ON ASBESTOS If your home was built before 1980, it's possible that you have asbestos Asbestos exposure can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma The more you're exposed to asbestos, the greater your risk is of developing health problems Inhaled asbestos fibers can build up in the lungs and cause severe scarring Never attempt to remove asbestos yourself, as it can make the problem worse WHAT HAPPENS DURING ASBESTOS ABATEMENT? PRACTICES Containment • The professionals will take steps to contain the asbestos to small areas • Plastic sheeting keeps dust filled with contaminants from spreading through your home HEPA filtration • Helps remove contaminated dust from the work area to prevent it from spreading • Creates negative pressure so that dust will not escape the work area Protective equipment • Workers wear specialized protective gear to protect themselves from exposure • Helps prevent dust from attaching to clothes and spreading to other areas PREPARATION Plan • Talk to your contractor to establish a timeline for asbestos removal Access • Make sure your contractor can access all asbestos-contaminated areas Removal • You may need to move furniture and artwork into other areas of the house or into storage Accommodations • You and your pets may need to stay someplace else during the abatement process Provided by: ERI Evironmental emedes, Ine wwW.ENVIRONMENTALREMEDIESINC.COM Sources: asbestos-abatement.aspx -asbestos-abatement.aspx %D

The Asbestos Removal Process

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Your risk of exposure to asbestos—and the ensuing health effects—is increased if you live in a home that was built prior to 1980. Learn about asbestos removal by looking at this infographic.


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