The grave danger posed by asbestos globally was recognized in 2006 by the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the International Labor Organization (ILO). An ILO 2006 resolution resolved to streamline global efforts for total elimination of asbestos usage in the future, as a measure to ensure the health and safety of workers.
Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs) ideally should not be a cause of alarm as long as they have not been broken or disturbed. When the materials don’t display visible signs of deterioration, they should just be left untouched. When broken or damaged, it is recommended that you engage removal professionals for safe removal and handling.
When Does Asbestos Pose A Risk?
However, it must be pointed out that asbestos only becomes a major risk when it’s disturbed in a manner that will make the asbestos fibres get airborne. The airborne fibres are what pose a threat when inhaled. Asbestos
Asbestos comes with a number of health risks during removal, packaging, moving and disposal stages. It’s strongly recommended by experts that asbestos material removal only be carried out by certified removal experts.
Asbestos Removal Tips
Airborne asbestos fibres are a hazardous material which poses a great danger to anybody who inhales them into their lungs. If you suspect or think that the materials in your place poses a danger and needs to be removed, experts recommend that you do the job with greatest care or alternatively let the matter be handled by professionals.
At the least during the process, ensure you heed to the following:
– Restrict the number of people entering the work area. Take steps to ensure that you don’t transport back some of the hazardous stuff back into your house with your work shoes.