Maintenance Workers Are chief Targets For Mesothelioma Cancer
Mesothelioma cancer is an extremely fatal form of cancer that is caught by coming in contact with asbestos. This item was widely used to manufacture old buildings. Maintenance workers that are regularly in the inner parts of these buildings can and do come in contact with this substance. When this happens their chances of catching mesothelioma cancer increases drastically.
Most, if not all maintenance workers are not already trained to recognize asbestos, much less know how to properly remove it from a building. The handling of the material is usually only done by specialized firms that are not only highly trained, but are certified to remove it.
Removing asbestos from a building requires all kinds of special equipment and precautions. It is a very expensive and slow course of action, because if it is not done properly, the employees that are doing the work, are at great risk of contracting mesothelioma cancer.
Pretty much the last thing that a building owner wants to hear is that their building contains asbestos. Almost assuredly, the building will have to be evacuated, while the removal procedure is being completed. already once it has been finished, the building will have a stigma about it that will decline its reputation greatly.
Asbestos was used to insulate almost everything, and in old buildings it can be found frequently around water heaters. It was also used in old electrical wiring and cable. It was already used in cement, to make it stronger. This is why when the walls of old buildings start to crack, or get water damage, particles of asbestos often start to filter into the air.
When this occurs, everybody that enters the building is in danger of coming down with mesothelioma cancer. As sad as it is to say, all it takes is inhaling a few particles of the substances, and this form of cancer could start to produce itself in your body.
If you speculate that your building has asbestos in it, you should first contact the management of the structure and ask them to get in touch with either the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or your local building inspector and have the building scrutinized.
If they refuse to do it, then you should call these government agencies and ask them yourself. There are’nt any fees associated with these types of inspections. The reason most building owners do not want to do this, is because if asbestos is found, it will be extremely expensive to get completely removed from the building.
In addition, while all of the demolition work is going on, more than likely everybody will have to totally leave the building. When this happens, of course the building owners lose their rental income.
If you are a maintenance worker that chiefly works in old buildings, you really need to educate yourself on asbestos, and be able to closest recognize the material. Mesothelioma cancer is something that must be taken very seriously, and under no circumstances should you ever touch asbestos, attempt to remove it, or already work anywhere close to it.