Sun. Dec 15th, 2019

Your Health and Asbestos Removal in New Zealand

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Mineral asbestos macro photography. Harmful, dangerous minral. Asbestos fibers in rock close-up.

Asbestos does the most damage when it is breathed in. When asbestos is disturbed, it releases tiny fibres into the air, which are highly dangerous. This is exactly why you need professional asbestos removal in NZ. We want to outline the health risks that come with accidentally breathing in asbestos during removal.

[1]. Asbestosis

First up is Asbestosis. This is a chronic, serious and non-cancerous disease of your respiratory system. When you inhale asbestos fibres, they irritate your lung tissue and cause scarring. You could experience a dry, crackling sound when you breathe, shortness of breath and cardiac failure. There is no treatment.

This disease is typically found in people who work in construction and demolish or renovate buildings containing asbestos, and having a professional company come in and perform your asbestos removal in NZ can prevent exposure.

[2]. Lung Cancer

Did you know that developing lung cancer causes the biggest amount of deaths related to exposure to asbestos? Lung cancer develops much more frequently in the milling, mining and manufacturing industries, or in anyone that is around asbestos regularly.

You may notice a change in your breathing, shortness of breath, coughing, anaemia and chest pains. If you are exposed to asbestos and smoke, your risk of developing lung cancer grows even higher.

[3]. Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer that attacks the thin lining in your chest, lungs and abdomen. It’s a rare cancer and almost every case of it has strong links to asbestos exposure. People who work in asbestos mills, mines, factories, construction sites, shipyards, or in any industry with a high exposure to asbestos, are at a higher risk of contracting this disease.

Why You Want Professional Asbestos Removal in Auckland

These are some of the key health reasons that drive people to choose to have professional-grade asbestos removal in NZ. Additionally, a professional company will have all of the tools, knowledge and experience required to ensure they remove all of the asbestos in one go. This gives the peace of mind that comes with knowing your building is safe and helps you ensure full regulatory compliance if you are working with a commercial space.

If you need professional asbestos removal in Auckland, don’t hesitate to reach out and get in touch with our staff. We’re happy to answer your questions, address your concerns or set up a consultation today!


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