We all know how dangerous asbestos is, and after almost 50 years of extensive use, it was finally realised to be a major health risk, and unfortunately, many UK people were affected with respiratory issues, known to be caused by inhaling tiny slivers of this natural, but deadly material. There are many other hazardous substances and when it comes to disposal, the utmost care must be taken.
Asbestos Removal Specialists
Ask any asbestos removal company in Wednesbury and they will tell you how dangerous this can be. They are trained and also wear protective equipment, in fact, asbestos removal has become an industry in itself, as we tackle the results of many years of extensive use.
Examples of Hazardous Waste
The term “hazardous waste” would include the following:
- Toxic chemicals
- IT Hardware
The hazardous waste disposal sector is heavily regulated, and only approved contractors can dispose of hazardous waste. If you have any waste you think might be hazardous, carry out an online search and talk to your local waste management company.
Why Asbestos is Dangerous
There are four main diseases that can be contracted by exposure to asbestos:
- Mesothelioma – Always fatal.
- Lung cancer
- Asbestosis – Can be fatal.
- Diffused pleural thickening – Not fatal.
Potential Asbestos Exposure
We extensively used asbestos in many forms of building, due to a high level of fire resistance, and if you are renovating an old building, you could come across asbestos and contact would send millions of tiny slivers of asbestos to become airborne. Asbestos removal involves the operator wearing breathing apparatus, eliminating the chance of inhalation, and you are well-advised to near this in mind when carrying out any home improvements.