Arleta, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2012
Due to the general prohibition the usage of asbestos was ceased in 1989, however the previously processed asbestos still can be found in many places. Therefore, exposure to asbestos can still occur at any time.
A recent test, conducted by Western Analytical Laboratory, Inc. (12734 Branford Street, Unit #19 Arleta, CA 91331), accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology # 200037, on three samples coming from a house in San Diego County built in 1976, shows Chrysotile (white asbestos) contents.
In two out of three samples, white asbestos was present. < 1% in the drywall in joint compound, 3-4 % in the acoustic ceiling spay; in the insulation sample there was no asbestos detected.
Asbestos is a collective term naming six minerals, which are exceptionally heat resistant and have been used in the building industry. Inhaled asbestos fibers can cause serious damage to health - including asbestosis, lung cancer and malignant pleural tumors otherwise known as mesothelioma.
The safe level of asbestos exposure is not known. However, it is a fact that the degree of exposure to asbestos is in direct proportion with the risk of developing diseases
People who know or even suspect that they have been exposed to asbestos should immediately consult mesothelioma doctors.
For those who live or work in buildings constructed before the asbestos was banned it is advisable to consult professionals and test the building for asbestos. In order to protect yourself and your family from asbestos exposure it is strongly recommended to test your house for asbestos before any renovation. Testing 3 samples will cost around 50 $, health costs a lot more.
Fully accredited Western Analytical Laboratory is providing asbestos testing services to customers nationwide at affordable price. The lab accepts samples via mail and customers receive the results in 24 hours. To learn how to collect safely samples for asbestos testing, please visit http://www.asbestostesting.com/.