An Asbestos Inspection And Testing Can Help Prevent Unwanted Exposure
An asbestos inspection of your home or workplace can determine whether or not your health may be compromised. Continual exposure to high concentrations of this carcinogenic substance has led to many debilitating ailments like mesothelioma.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium which is the protective lining covering many of the internal organs of the body. It is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. Health experts now tell us that if you have been exposed to asbestos, the risk of mesothelioma can last a lifetime.
Why Do You Need Asbestos Testing?
Since asbestos was used in a number of industries including construction prior to knowing its adverse effects, many older residential and commercial buildings in Toronto (built before 1990) may pose a serious health threat. This is disturbing news for thousands of people who have lived or worked in an asbestos-contaminated environment for years.
This is why an asbestos inspection is critical. It is the only way to determine if you have reason for concern. While mesothelioma might not be preventable, early detection helps. Some studies have suggested that regular monitoring by a physician and periodic CT scans may increase the chances of catching the cancer earlier, when treatment is likely to be most effective.
Some symptoms of asbestos exposure:
- Shortness of breath
- A persistent or worsening cough
- Chest pain
- Weight loss without a known cause
- Frequent lung infections
Knowing whether you have been exposed can only be determined by asbestos testing. Not all asbestos is dangerous. The level of risk depends on whether or not it is airborne. Once in the air, these tiny fibres can get breathed in and remain in your lungs for a very long time, increasing the risk of Mesothelioma or other related diseases like Asbestosis.
Asbestos Environmental Of Canada (AEOC) offers certified asbestos testing and removal services in Toronto. We have been testing homes and commercial properties in the GTA for over 25 years. Our certified inspectors use the latest asbestos testing equipment and procedures to determine the extent of your problem. All findings are sent to an authorized, independent laboratory to ensure maximum accuracy of results. Our inspections are thorough and detailed. Not only are we able to detect even the slightest traces of asbestos, we can confirm whether or not your building occupants are at risk of exposure.
Call Asbestos Environmental Of Canada today at 416-985-5025 for asbestos testing or inspection in Toronto.