ASBESTOS SERVICES

Dayton Environmental Testing offers the following asbestos related services:

 

  • Asbestos Inspection

  • Asbestos Abatement Design

  • Asbestos Abatement Specifications

  • Asbestos Abatement Cost Estimates

  • Asbestos Abatement Oversight

  • Asbestos Air Sampling

  • Asbestos Abatement Clearance

  • Asbestos Management

ASBESTOS

What is Asbestos?

 

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil.

 

Where Can I Find Asbestos?

 

Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (plaster, drywall joint compound, ceiling and floor tiles, pipe insulation, cement siding products, attic insulation, etc.), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.

 

Most uses of asbestos are not banned. A few are banned under existing regulations.

Where asbestos may be found:

 

  • Attic and wall insulation produced containing vermiculite

  • Vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives

  • Roofing and siding shingles

  • Textured paint and patching compounds used on wall and ceilings

  • Drywall and plaster wall and ceilings

  • Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets

  • Hot water and steam pipes coated with asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape

  • Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with asbestos insulation

  • Heat-resistant fabrics

 

 

 

 

How Can People Be Exposed to Asbestos?

 

Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling. In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way to release particles and fibers into the air.

 

Health Effects From Exposure to Asbestos

 

Exposure to asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. That risk is made worse by smoking. In general, the greater the exposure to asbestos, the greater the chance of developing harmful health effects.

Disease symptoms may take many years to develop following exposure.

 

Asbestos-related conditions can be difficult to identify. Healthcare providers usually identify the possibility of asbestos exposure and related health conditions like lung disease by taking a thorough medical history. This includes looking at the person’s medical, work, cultural and environmental history.

 

After a doctor suspects an asbestos-related health condition, he or she can use a number of tools to help make the actual diagnosis. Some of these tools are physical examination, chest x-ray and pulmonary function tests. Your doctor may also refer you to a specialist who treats diseases caused by asbestos.

 

Three of the major health effects associated with asbestos exposure are:

 

  • lung cancer

  • mesothelioma

  • asbestosis

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