By law, removing asbestos calls for the involvement of a professional asbestos abatement contractor
EPA guidelines on removing asbestos.
May 3, 2010 - According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), removing asbestos from one’s home should be a homeowner’s last resort because, according to the latest asbestos information, the very act of removing asbestos poses the greatest risk of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos exposure occurs when workers inadvertently inhale microscopic airborne asbestos fibers while working with or removing asbestos-containing materials.
When asbestos materials are in good condition they will not release toxic asbestos fibers into the air. But if the materials are old or physically disturbed, asbestos fibers can be released into the air.
Even doing minor home repairs yourself is not recommended, since improper handling of asbestos materials can create a hazard where none existed.
Removing asbestos requires professional asbestos contractors. The law requires that it be done only by a contractor with special training. Improper removal can actually increase the health risks to you and your family.
Weitz & Luxenberg – New York’s asbestos-injury law firm
Thousands of retired workers diagnosed with a job-related asbestos illness have filed asbestos claims against employers that failed to provide safety equipment and product manufacturers who neglected to warn consumers.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, we urge you to contact an asbestos cancer attorney at Weitz & Luxenberg for a free appraisal of your case and your eligibility to receive compensation.