Why Remove Asbestos?
In the 1980’s research started indicating very negative effects on human health and asbestos started losing its popularity. Soon countries around the world were banning the use of asbestos and ordering the removal of asbestos from existing structures. The last of the asbestos mines in South Africa ceased production in 2001, closing in 2002. Although its use diminished in recent decades, there are still many properties in South Africa and around the world – especially older homes, schools, and public buildings – that contain asbestos.
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Exposure to asbestos could lead to a number of serious diseases. Asbestos-related diseases can range from mild and benign to malignant and life-threatening. These include pleural plaque, lung cancer, asbestosis, plaque on the diaphragm, mesothelioma, ovarian cancer and laryngeal cancer. https://www.asbestos.com
Figure A: Location of the lungs, airways, pleura, and diaphragm in the body.
Figure B: Lungs with asbestos-related diseases, including pleural plaque, lung cancer, asbestosis, plaque on the diaphragm and mesothelioma.