Charleston, SC (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
An asbestos problem was recently discovered in Charleston Airport. In connection with it, AGC Environmental, a Florida asbestos testing company, gave out an advise how the public could early detect its presence and avoid its health risks.
A report from postandcourier.com dated January 22, 2014, said that it was the recent renovations being done in the airport that led to the discovery of asbestos. It detailed that it was particularly found at the front wall of the building, the outside wall of Concourse A and a number of other areas.
Nonetheless, John Connell, deputy director of engineering and planning for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, said in the report that the airport is safe for the public. He detailed that the asbestos was not in the public sections of the building and they were already proceeding to the removal of it. Moreover, it was said that the areas were already barricaded and the employees were informed about it as well.
Below is an excerpt from the said report.
“Charleston International Airport is monitoring air quality in some construction areas of the terminal after asbestos-laced materials were discovered during demolition on two exterior walls.
The two areas include the front wall, which is being ripped away to be replaced with glass to allow more light into the building, and behind the outside wall of Concourse A. That area is being expanded to include a new consolidated security checkpoint and upper-floor administrative offices.”
Exposure to asbestos could cause several health problems, including cancer, said AGC Environmental. And so, it commented that it's a good thing officials were prompt in taking care of the asbestos in Charleston Airport.
However, it stated that asbestos could be present not just in huge buildings. It said that it could also be found even in houses and pose threats to anyone's health.
With that said, AGC Environmental stated that it is important to detect the fibrous mineral's presence early on. That way, its negative effects, particularly to health, could be prevented, it said. And to get that done, it stressed that an asbestos testing is needed.
For a Florida asbestos testing that is truly efficient though, the company only recommended its own. That's because, like its mold inspection and testing and other environmental services, it pointed out that it is implemented by an expert in accordance to the Florida state guidelines.
Not just that. In addition, it cited that its asbestos expert witnesses also offer detailed report and advises about the problem. Those things, it stated, could be used in court room appearances regarding asbestos.
To learn more about it, AGC environmental invites the public to visit its website at http://agcenvironmental.com.