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The Dangers Of Asbestos In Your Home

Posted in Asbestos Testing | Blog on January 2nd, 2014 by Hunter Adams

According to, asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that is heat and fire resistant once the fibers are separated into thin threads. Because of the durability of these fibers, they were widely used as insulation a few decades ago.

Today, though, home developers no longer use asbestos due to health concerns. Once the fibers are disturbed, they are distributed into the air. People breathe these fibers, and when they enter the lungs, they remain there, potentially causing scarring or inflammation. Studies have shown that exposure to asbestos increases the chance of cancer. Smokers are at a higher risk for lung cancer if they are exposed to the carcinogens within asbestos.

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