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What is asbestos and why I test for it?

Asbestos is a mineral fiber. In the past, asbestos was added to many types of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in the forms of mesothelioma. The symptoms of these diseases do not usually appear until about 20-30 years after the first exposure. Until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials contained asbestos. Generally, asbestos material in good condition will not release asbestos fibers. There is a danger when the asbestos is disturbed and fibers are released and then inhaled into the lungs. You can’t tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it. Contractors familiar with asbestos can easily identify suspected asbestos material, but it still must be examined in a lab to provide a positive or negative assessment of asbestos. Taking samples yourself is not recommended and it is NEVER safe to remove asbestos materials on your own. Do not dust, sweep or vacuum debris that may contain asbestos. These actions will disturb tiny asbestos fibers and may release them into the air. You should only allow an abatement expert to test and remove the asbestos material. Read more about asbestos