Asbestos Abatement In Vancouver
- November 23, 2016
This relates to the testing and removal of asbestos containing material on OSU property. This section of environmental health and safety regulations has provisions for use of with a team of ten members for asbestos abatement process.
- November 8, 2016
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, usually associated with previous exposure to asbestos. 70% to 80% of people diagnosed with the disease had a history of exposure to asbestos containing material. Mesothelioma is extremely painful and usually fatal unless detected early.
- October 29, 2016
Asbestos starts life as a mineral found in certain rocks, mainly in South America. It is fibrous in nature and has fire retardant properties. Asbestos has been widely used as a building material for over 100 years. It can be found in cement pipes and sheets as a reinforcing agent. These asbestos cement products can be found in many schools, factories and homes. Asbestos was also used to make floor tiles and as insulation lagging on hot water pipes.
- October 25, 2016
Asbestos testing seeks to detect the presence of asbestos in any given material. When any asbestos containing material is disturbed, it releases very thin invisible fibers that may remain suspended in the air for many hours, and have a causative association with a plethora of disease manifestations involving the epithelial lining of human visceral cavities, including the deadly mesothelioma.
- October 15, 2016
Asbestos was once used widely in commercial and residential building projects. It is a strong substance that is even stronger than steel. It also is unaffected by heat, chemicals and does not conduct electricity. This all combined made asbestos a great building material.
- September 29, 2016
Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma is a quite uncommon type of cancer caused due to asbestos exposure. While it is difficult to diagnose Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma, it hardly responds to any type of therapy. This is the most serious of all asbestos-related diseases.
- September 15, 2016
For workmen who handle Asbestos removal as a part of their job, Asbestos Waste Disposal is a matter of critical significance. This is important because of health hazards of asbestos exposure. This account encapsulates some guidelines for guidelines for safe Asbestos Waste Disposal.
- May 22, 2016
Asbestos is the commercial name given to certain types of fibrous materials. They are silicates of varying compositions; the silica combined with such bases as Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, sodium and Aluminum.
- May 1, 2016
Over the past few years, there has been requirement for asbestos disease information. This is mainly because of asbestos, a harmful contaminant that once finds widespread application in industries, construction processes and building materials.
- December 20, 2015
Lung cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the world. In Canada we have seen many cases of asbestos that are simply destroying entire families. Not only in Vancouver with a huge history in the construction industry, have shown thousands of cases of asbestos victims, but over the last 15 years, mortality from lung cancer has more than tripled.