Professionally Removed Asbestos from Brisbane CBD
Asbestos was a commonly used building material, until it was universally recognised as a major health risk. It was used in roofing, in drainage pipes, as wall covering for insulation and many other purposes. Materials that contain asbestos pose no risk as long as they do not deteriorate or get damaged. When it is damaged it's these asbestos fibres become airborne and cause severe health problems when inhaled. This has led to the authorities in Brisbane CBD and other places insisting on asbestos removal to be conducted in properties and buildings, after identification of the asbestos-containing materials.
Asbestos as a building material was popular because of its low costs, insulating, and fire resistant properties and moderate weight. It deteriorates over time, especially in dry conditions and friable asbestos forms powder when any pressure is applied to it. The asbestos fibers when airborne can lead to silicosis and even cancer when it is inhaled by us. We remove, demolish, decontaminate and solve these asbestos problems.
The team here at Asbestos Brisbane and BBM Contracts solve asbestos contaminations around homes and work places taking the threat away from places around Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast and Queensland properties.
- Mesothelioma, which is always fatal, more information on Mesothelioma
- Lung cancer almost always fatal,
- Asbestosis not always fatal, but it can be very debilitating
- Diffuse pleural thickening, not fatal.
Asbestos fibres are present in the environment in Australia so most people are exposed to very low levels of fibres. However, a key factor in the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease is the total number of fibres breathed in. Working on or near damaged asbestos-containing materials or breathing in high levels of asbestos fibres, which may be many hundreds of times that of environmental levels can increase your chances of getting an asbestos-related disease.
Asbestos related diseases won't affect immediately but later on in life, so there is a need for you to protect yourself now to prevent you contracting an asbestos-related disease in the future. It is also important to remember that people who smoke and are also exposed to asbestos fibres are at a much greater risk of developing lung cancer.
Here is more information about the affects of asbestos at The Pleural Mesothelioma Center