If your property was built before 1986 then there are increasing chances of having asbestos fibers embedded into the construction materials used to construct your house. Asbestos is classified as a ‘hidden killer’ as it causes overwhelming health risks such as cancer and proper exposure to it will result in a series of chronic and suffering diseases. If you believe that your property was built in 1986 or you are worried that some building materials of your Toronto commercial or residential property are based on asbestos then immediately call IBX Services asbestos removal Toronto at (416) 252-5959 and take a professional response from our well-trained asbestos removal Toronto professionals.

What is Asbestos and what problems does it cause?

Asbestos indicates a group of six natural mineral fibers. These fibers may be white, blue, gray, green or brown and have extremely strong, chemical and fire-resistant properties. In the past, most manufacturing and building industries have used asbestos to:

  • Provide Insulation
  • Fireproof buildings, military vehicles & textiles
  • Strengthen cement and plastics
  • Absorb sound

Asbestos fibers are not dangerous unless they are released into the air/ In case of asbestos release then these fibers will break down into tiny particles and particles can become airborne while inhaling. Scarring and severe inflammation will be caused due to asbestos fibers collection in the lungs as it is a cancer-causing and carcinogen substance.

Proper asbestos exposure can result in plenty of health issues:

  • Asbestosis, which is prone r to causing permanent lung damage
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma, which is a rare type of cancer and affects both the chest and stomach lining
  • Lung Lining Scarring
  • Pleural Effusions, which happen in case fluid is collected around the lungs

Who is at risk due to asbestos exposure?

Low levels of asbestos can be found in water, soil and air. People who have directly worked with asbestos are prone to develop asbestos-related diseases. 

Generally, the longer the asbestos exposure the higher the damage and risk. 

Several factors affect the risk of developing severe asbestos diseases:

  • Asbestos Intensity → It indicates the amount of asbestos you are exposed
  • Asbestos Duration → It indicates the amount of time you were exposed to asbestos 
  • Personal Risk Factors → Pre-existing lung disease or constant smoking
  • Genetic Mutation → Genes are prone to develop asbestos-related diseases

High-risk professions for asbestos exposure include:

  • Railway Construction
  • Building Demolition
  • Firefighting
  • Construction and Building Trades
  • Asbestos Milling and Mining
  • Manufacture of floorings, plastics, rubbers and chemicals

Which are the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases?

After being exposed to asbestos, a person may not show any symptoms for up to 40 years before developing an asbestos-related disease. 

In case you breathe or have previously breathed asbestos fibers then you are prone to:

  • Development of severe coughs 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain n chest 
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss

If your house was built in the mid or late 20th century then the IBX Services’ asbestos removal Toronto crew is here to make safe and high-quality tests on your property areas and handle all types of Toronto asbestos!

Contact IBX Services asbestos removal Toronto at (416) 252-5959 today and schedule an immediate appointment!

If you notice any damaged part of your building structure and especially any damage to materials that contain asbestos then consider hiring asbestos removal Toronto professionals in order to analyze every part that was damaged and to prevent further asbestos fibers release. The best way to handle this issue and minimize health risks is to assign this Toronto removal project to expertized asbestos removal Toronto trained people. In case of improper asbestos handling many overwhelming and irreplaceable health issues will arise.

Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer if you have been previously exposed to asbestos. Asbestos-related diseases directly affect your lungs so you have to be careful not to smoke.