Mesothelioma, asbestos revelation and life suspense
Asbestos reason several risks to a human’s life and one of the most common of these after a long period of disclosure is cancer sickness and even unusual structure cancer such as Mesothelioma.
There are three types of Mesothelioma that a human can develop. This also results in a more reliant treatment plan for the patient with a longer life expectancy rate than other forms.
However there are many factors that decrease life expectancy in a Mesothelioma patient and although some things can be altered in the person’s life other factors unfortunately cannot be changed.
Smoking can deeply affect the life expectancy of a patient with Mesothelioma and in fact cause more problems especially as the most common form of pleural Mesothelioma has a major impact on the patient’s lungs. As diseases such as Mesothelioma are cause by a long term exposure to asbestos it is often found that the most common age to be diagnosed with the disease is 60. Often in these patients there is also a heightened risk of other problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease. It is extremely important to catch the disease fast or eliminate any exposure to the substance if possible through asbestos surveys or work areas and asbestos management.
Asbestos in the Home What are the Risks?
It is not always easy to tell whether a product contains asbestos as modern asbestos-free materials often look similar - remember it is usually older products that contain asbestos. Common places where asbestos could be found include:
Asbestos cement - cement roofs, wall cladding, downpipes and gutters, cement flues.
Floor tiles, textiles and composites - textiles in fuse boxes, old fire blankets, heat resistant gloves. Composites can be toilet cisterns/seats and bath panels, window sills, bath panels.
Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) - commonly used as fireproofing material and also partition walls, fireproofing panels in fire doors, lift shaft linings, ceiling tiles, soffits, panels below windows.
Loose fill asbestos - in between cavity walls, under floorboards and in loft spaces.
When asbestos materials age or become damaged they can release fibres into the air.
What should I do if I suspect there is asbestos in my home?
The general rule is to leave asbestos undisturbed. DIY work may result in brief but high levels of exposure to dangerous asbestos fibres. We would advise anyone against attempting to carry out work involving sprayed asbestos, lagging or insulating boards as this should always be undertaken by a licensed asbestos removal contractor.
Avoid creating asbestos dust
Avoid breathing asbestos dust
Asbestos materials in good condition should be left alone
Take extra care when undertaking DIY
Dispose of asbestos properly
If you would prefer to have asbestos materials in your house removed by regulated specialist removers (and this should always be the case when dealing with pipe lagging, sprayed asbestos or loose fibrous insulation) then there are companies who will undertake such work.
Mesothelioma, asbestos revelation and life suspense - Asbestos in the Home, What are the danger?