Asbestos Removal Melbourne- How Asbestos Impacts Your Health
Many of us know that asbestos removal Melbourne based services exist and that asbestos is considered dangerous. But some of us still don’t fully understand what asbestos is and its impact to our health when exposed?
Australia is known to have an extensive history of asbestos use. Between 1950s to 1970s, Australia is believed to have had the highest use of asbestos in the world. As a result, Australia has become the second nation with the higest rate of death for a rare disease caused by asbestos exposure.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics, and is used in brake linings and in fire-resistant and insulating materials. Once considered a “magic mineral,” asbestos is now infamously known to cause serious health issues from exposure.
Asbestos removal is high recommended and in a crisis situation, essential, as when asbestos fibers are breathed in they can aggravate lung tissues causing them to scar and leading onto other serious diseases.
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Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Sadly, Australia has the second-highest mesothelioma death rate in the world. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Since the 80s, more that 10,000 people in Australia have died from mesothelioma. According to research, an additional 25,000 people are expected to die from this disease over the next four decades.
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While illness caused from asbestos exposure is rare, it can happen if an individual is not cautious of understanding its potential danger. If you work or live with asbestos and think it needs to be removed, you should contact a licensed asbestos removal Melbourne service for further consultation.
Prevent Asbestos Exposure
You can prevent yourself from exposure to asbestos fibres by following the below tips:
- Be aware of its locations and where it’s likely found
- Never disturb asbestos.
- Do not attempt to remove it yourself if you are untrained and unqualified.
- Speak to an asbestos removal professional for further guidance.
- Keep clear of disturbed asbestos.
The number of deaths due to asbestos exposre can reduce each year. We recommend you organise your asbestos removal as soon as you can and completely eliminate the risk of asbestos exposure.
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