We offer asbestos testing in San Diego and Southern California. This includes asbestos bulk sampling, surveys, risk assessment, project monitoring and consulting. The work is carried out by California Certified Asbestos Consultants (CAC) or Certified Site Surveillance Technicians (CSST) working under the direction of CACs.
The services that we offer include Asbestos Bulk Sampling, to determine if asbestos is present in construction materials, Asbestos Surveys, air-quality testing, and project monitoring during Asbestos Abatement and Clearances after the work is completed.
We also offer popcorn ceiling asbestos testing in San Diego and all areas of Southern California including Orange County and Los Angeles.
Asbestos Testing San Diego
We help both homeowners and construction professionals in San Diego and California with regulatory compliance and safety considerations relevant to Asbestos. Our scope of asbestos testing services includes both commercial and residential projects. Whatever the size of your asbestos project needs, our trained and certified professionals are here to help.
Call 800-613-6064 to discuss your asbestos testing San Diego requirements.
Why is Asbestos Dangerous to Our Health?
Exposure to asbestos can cause some very serious and potentially fatal health consequences. Asbestos is a risk to health when the fibers are released into the air and are breathed into the lungs. The asbestos fibers may get trapped in the lungs – once this happens there is no way to remove them.
Asbestos exposure kills 12,000 to 15,000 Americans each year.
The asbestos fibers can seriously damage the lungs and lead to potentially deadly health problems including:
Asbestosis usually occurs after prolonged exposure to asbestos over a period of time. It is usually fatal and has no known cure.
Mesothelioma is a cancer in the lining of the lungs. It is almost always caused by asbestos exposure and is usually fatal.
Asbestos Lung Cancer
It is estimated that on average 4,800 a year in the US are linked to Asbestos Lung Cancer. It manifests in the same way as lung cancer, but the cause is exposure to asbestos.
Where is Asbestos Found?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance which has been used for thousands of years. It was favored for it’s excellent insulating, fire retardant properties as well as it’s resistance to chemical erosion. The Romans used asbestos to make table cloths and napkins.
Surprisingly, the dangers of asbestos were also known by the Romans. Unfortunately the dangers of asbestos exposure largely went ignored for many years. With the coming of the industrial age in the 1800’s the mining and use of asbestos increased.
The 1950s saw a huge increase in the use of asbestos in building materials for homes and commercial premises. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the federal government began regulating asbestos and passing laws which limited exposure.
In spite of all of the health concerns, asbestos is still found in many buildings, products and substances in the US. Asbestos is found in homes, schools, buildings and factories everywhere in the US. Asbestos itself can still legally be used in the US. The legislation regulates exposure, but it does not make asbestos use illegal.
Asbestos can still be found in many homes and buildings. It may be used for insulation, pipe cement, floor tiles, roof shingles and flashing, and siding. Asbestos popcorn ceilings are also commonly found in homes and industrial premises.
Even though use of asbestos has declined substantially since 2002, it is still common in our every day lives. Although asbestos mining in the US stopped in 2002, it is still imported into the country for use in buildings and commercial products.
If you have any concerns that there may be asbestos in your home or building call us to talk about the asbestos testing San Diego services that we offer.
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