Asbestos is not just a material which is found naturally but a very harmful substance which can cause a serious threat to human beings. It is seen that if the single particle of the asbestos fiber enters the body of human then it is not easily removed. It gets stored and collected in the lining of some of the most important organs of the body such as the heart, lungs and also sometimes stomach. As it is also known that the products which are made up of asbestos are completely banned in countries but there are still many places where asbestos are manufactured, labelled and then sold illegally. So that is the reason why asbestos testing in products is a very important measure that must be taken by every individual. Maybe not knowingly but unintentionally a person can come in contact with asbestos.
The most common disease caused by asbestos is cancer and especially lung cancer, laryngeal cancer and also ovarian cancer. The most newly researched disease is Mesothelioma. These diseases can be easily obstructed just by sincere asbestos testing in the products specially the construction materials and consumer products. Some of the other diseases that a person can face in his life if he comes in contact with the fibers of asbestos are as follows:
- Pleural plaques
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Pleural effusions
Not even a slightest amount of exposure to the asbestos is safe for humans. The worst effects are seen when the person comes in contact with the intense amount of asbestos or even when the person is exposed to this material for a very long time and on a regular basis. Every exposure to this harmful material damages the body and there is no way in which the deed of damaged parts can be reversed or cured. Basically these diseases affect the men when they are 60 years old or more. The reason may be that the time period of asbestos is quite long and takes decades to get built up in the body. This is also researched and found that the men who get affected by these diseases have been working in any workplace in the past where they were exposed to this unwelcomed material quite frequently.
The availability of asbestos is quite common in some prominent places. Some of them are as follows:
- Construction sites
- Fighting fire
- Generation of electricity
- Heavy industry
- Services of military
The procedure of asbestos testing is followed especially in these places. As mentioned earlier, the effect of asbestos is quite prominently seen in the diseases faced by humans. Asbestos Testing has been done by professionals who are certified and skilled in their jobs. It is advisable that no common people attempt to do this task on their own or else they will come in contact with one of the most toxic and dangerous material.
These days, people are quite aware and responsible and call the asbestos testing companies who charge a very high price to come to homes and follow the rules and regulations to remove the asbestos from their original place. They carry asbestos testing kits along with them that make their task a bit simpler. But it is not complete 100% approved. Even if the tests are completed and the asbestos is removed still it will require the procedure of removal once again after some days for being complexly safe in this matter.