It’s scary enough to know that asbestos can cause deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and asbestos-related lung cancer. It’s even scarier to know that asbestos could be in your own house — the very place you call “home.”
Prior to the 1989 asbestos ban enacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — a ban that was overturned a mere 2 years later — asbestos was widely used across dozens of industries, including shipbuilding, carpentry, and construction, to name only a few.
In the construction of American buildings and homes, asbestos-containing materials were used in insulation, fireproofing, roofing and flooring tiles, pipe wrap, electric wiring, and dozens of other applications.
The widespread use of asbestos in construction materials has left behind a hidden danger that lurks inside the floors, baseboards, ceilings, and walls of American homes.
Learn more about the silent killer that remains in millions of houses across the country by watching our brief video below.
Thank you for watching our video. We encourage you to like, repost, and share to help spread awareness during Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW), which takes place between April 1-April 7.
Remember: Even if an asbestos ban were enacted tomorrow, Americans would still have to deal with the asbestos abatement process to rid their homes and buildings of asbestos.
If you believe asbestos is present in your home, be sure not to touch it, disturb it, or go near it. Instead, call an abatement professional immediately — only certified asbestos abatement contractors are licensed to engage in the safe removal and disposal of the toxic carcinogen.
Today, and for all 7 days of GAAW, Sokolove Law is releasing educational videos to support awareness efforts concerning the public-health dangers associated with asbestos.
Watch our videos and learn more about:
- Global Asbestos Awareness Week
- Asbestos Myths: Facts vs. Fiction
- High-Risk Occupations
- U.S. Veterans and Asbestos
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