When you are dealing directly with asbestos exposure, your health is at risk. That’s why it is so vital to ensure the proper procedures are taken. Breathing in asbestos fibres is extremely hazardous to your health.
Continued exposure can lead to many health-related issues, and it can even threaten your life. It’s important to understand your risk and have a location survey performed.
The three main types of asbestos commonly found in Ireland, are chrysotile (white), amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue). The risk of exposure to asbestos increases when any asbestos-containing material (ACM) is damaged and the fibres are released into the air, and the greatest risks of exposure include Mesothelioma, Asbestos-related lung cancer, and Asbestosis, a disease that results from scarred and shrunken lungs, causing breathlessness.
These kinds of symptoms generally do not show up until many years after exposure. In this way, asbestos is a silent killer, and it can be difficult to know if you are being exposed. For your own safety, and the safety of your family, friends, or employees, take action to ensure your building is either ACM free or any materials that are present are properly contained.
Though it is now prohibited, the sale and re-use of asbestos containing materials was allowed in many kinds of buildings for many years, and there is still a potential of exposure in a variety of scenarios.
If you feel you are at risk for asbestos exposure, or you require safe asbestos removal and disposal in Ireland, than OHSS can help. We have over 14 years of experience dealing directly with asbestos, and we ensure that you are protected.