We often hear the word asbestos clearance or asbestos testing and we start thinking that what is this clearance or what is this testing for. Have you ever thought why it is important to make asbestos testing? If your will search it on internet you will find many writers trying to convince that the asbestos clearance or asbestos testing is not important at all as it is not of any danger.
How asbestos testing is important?
If we only pick any one country from this world to check that how asbestos is causing health issues then you will be amazed to know that the death rate due to mesothelioma is more than ten thousand per year. The direct exposure to the asbestos is very hazardous and it is causing health issues. The direct exposure can lead to many dangerous disease. The people suffering from the disease that are caused by the asbestos are non-curable.
When we hear the word asbestos or mesothelioma then the first thing that strikes our mind is cancer or someone’s death but many of us are not familiar with this word and they wonder why do every one gets worried and panicked when they hear this word. For those here is a short explanation. Basically the organs in our body are all protected with a layer or a membrane which is known as mesothelium. This thin covers our organs like heart, lungs, pancreases and abdomen. The disease mesothelioma that is caused by the asbestos attacks this sensitive layer mesothelium.
What are the danger of asbestos?
Asbestos dangers are found everywhere but there are some worst offenders that are occurring in everyday working environments. Either they are plumbers, carpenters, electricians, insulation workers, the people involved in ship building, or asbestos abatement teams, all of them are taking part to increase this danger. Workers from all the fields and different domains leave their work places with the asbestos fibers on their clothes and they somehow unknowingly or indirectly expose their families and other people they meet.
The main reason that no one believe the facts and dangers that are associated with asbestos as real because the symptoms of the exposure of asbestos usually do not appear for almost twenty to fifty years from its exposure. So, sometimes it happens that the connection between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma is no made. Once it is diagnosed, the survival rate is only 2 years or less.
Asbestos testing among the people is of major importance because of the fact that the possibility of exposure is very high. The asbestos fibers are very small and are invisible so there is no possible way to see them with naked eyes, there is no way other than the asbestos testing to make sure the possibility of the exposure. There is also no other way to find out that if the materials that are used in the construction of any building contain asbestos just by simply looking at it. There is a possibility that the samples must be collected to make sure that there are no asbestos material present in the stuff, for the purpose the collected sample must be sent to a certified asbestos testing facility for the verification.
Importance of asbestos testing:
Asbestos testing is a very important process, most of the people are unaware of its dangers and even not familiar with the name. Most of the asbestos fibers are not visible to the naked human eye due to their small size.
Asbestos testing is very necessary, because you can never tell whether a material you are using contains asbestos just by looking at it, unless or until it is labeled. If you have any doubt, treat that material carefully like as if you know that it contains asbestos fibers or the other simple way out is by having it sampled and analyzed by a trained and qualified professional. A qualified professional must take the samples for the examination because a professional knows how and what to look for, and obviously because there is a major possibility of increased health risk and issues if any of the fibers are released. Asbestos testing must always be done by an expert.