Asbestos abatement Kelowna will protect your family from any harm these particles may incur. Asbestos has many known health effects. The risks associated with staying in a home that has asbestos particles are severe. Many people often look past these dangers and continue to harm their health. As asbestos removal professionals, it’s our duty to ensure the safety of your home from such a menacing mineral. Thankfully, businesses like ours practice the proper removal techniques of asbestos. Read below to discover who and what you are risking by living in a home with asbestos.
Short Term Effects of Asbestos on People:
The short-term effects of living with asbestos can be serious. Without asbestos abatement Kelowna, you increase your chances of exposure. Every encounter with asbestos adds up and can in turn cause greater health complications. Short-term exposure or one-off encounters are unlikely to cause damage. Although,Frequent exposure brings on illness. If you are in contact with an intense short-term exposure, you are at risk of developing a disease later in life. No amount of asbestos is good, which is why it is important to employ a team who specializes in asbestos abatement Kelowna.
Asbestos Abatement Kelowna – Long Term Exposure Effects.
The long term effects of asbestos exposure are significantly more serious than those of short-term exposure. Health risks include asbestosis and changing of the chest cavities. Those who have had long-term exposure, have a high chance of developing lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.
Asbestosis is a lung disease that causes scar-like tissues to form. This disease is chronic and the most common symptom is shortness of breath. People affected by asbestosis may also experience limited lung function, coughing, chest pain, and skin discoloration. The symptoms and time at which asbestosis presents itself is largely dependent on the significance of your previous exposures. A chest X-ray is done to diagnose a person who thinks they might have asbestosis.
Lung cancer is another possibility with long-term exposure to asbestos. Symptoms of lung cancer will not present until later stages. It takes an average of 20-30 years from the time you were first exposed for cancer to develop. Symptoms of lung cancer include: chronic cough, fever, chest pain, weight loss, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood. It is very difficult for doctors to catch this disease early on. If you think you have lung cancer your doctor will facilitate a variety of lab tests.
Mesothelioma is a rare, but often observed disease in asbestos workers and household members. This form of cancer is most usually fatal and comes in a very aggressive form. This type of cancer is developed 30-40 years from when you were first exposed. Heavy exposure to asbestos increases the risk of a person developing mesothelioma. Symptoms may include weight loss, swelling/pain of the abdomen, shortness of breath, abnormal blood clotting, anemia, and fever.
Effects of Asbestos on Pets.
Your pets can develop illness if asbestos isn’t removed. Asbestos abatement Kelowna is the best way to protect you and your pets. Just like people, your cats and dogs may also develop disease if exposed to asbestos. Pets are at risk for mesothelioma as well. However, your animals are not treatable. If your pet develops mesothelioma, it will likely be fatal. Asbestos exposure is almost always the cause of this disease in household pets.
The risks of leaving asbestos untreated are immense. Not only are you in danger of developing an illness, but your pets are as well. To learn more about asbestos abatement Kelowna contact us today. We’d be happy to help you with your asbestos removal needs. Our services are designed for your family’s safety. Feel free to reach out if you think you are in need of our expertise.