FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASBESTOS

Asbestos is well to all of us. From one hand, it was popularly used in the construction industry for fireproof. On the other hand, the health dangers are now well known. 

However, it is still present in many old buildings and houses. Because of the very high cost to remove it, building owners are refusing to get rid of it. Hence the danger to get sick from asbestos is still debatable. 

Asbestos is one of the deadliest minerals

Asbestos’ health effects are known from the 1930s but they were dismissed from the industry and governments because of profits. In Europe the EU banned asbestos only recently and as late as 2005. 

Yet Europe has a long history of asbestos. Moreover, the biggest mine is in Cyprus, named Amiantos mine

Still, we are not even close to stopping using asbestos and therefore we are still at risk in becoming ill from exposure.

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Therefore this issue is not of the past. Although it is banned in many countries the risk is still present for all of us. 

So there are five truths we should know in order to be informed for the latest developments on the matter.  These five pieces of information are scientifically confirmed and they show the true aspect of this issue.

Do you know asbestos? Do you have any anything to ask? You can ask below. 

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So keep learning. Keep growing.

Konstantia

Posted on 19/6/2019.

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