Why is Asbestos a Health Hazard?

Why is Asbestos a Health Hazard?
A story released this month in Saskatchewan is calling for a mandatory registry of buildings containing asbestos. The reason is simple: asbestos is a carcinogen and eventually leads to diseases such as asbestosis and asbestos related cancer known as mesothelioma. One of the biggest concerns brought by Hurricane Sandy was the problem of asbestos exposure caused by building destruction releasing fibers in the air and concerns that Do It Yourselfers, will unknowingly expose themselves to asbestos. Asbestos is a concern that should not be taken lightly.
To bring this issue to your attention further, below are two videos. The first shows you what asbestos does to your body when it gets in your lungs and is brought to you by Work Safe BC. The second is a public service announcement by Mike Holmes, recognized as Canada’s most trusted contractor. Finally, thanks to Pinterest, I found an excellent Infographic on Mesothelioma, that explains what this disease is and it’s impact. Enjoy!
WORK SAFE BC EXPLAINS WHAT ASBESTOS DOES TO THE BODY

MIKE HOLMES WARNS DO IT YOURSELFERS ABOUT ASBESTOS

MESOTHELIOMA INFOGRAPHIC

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To learn more about asbestos, check out these links.
Why is a Shower Essential to Asbestos Abatement?
What Percentage of Lung Cancers are Caused by Asbestos?
Saskatchewan, First Canadian Province, to Create Asbestos Registry
Canadian Asbestos Regulations
How Many People Die From Asbestos Each Year?
10 Interesting Facts About Asbestos in the USA [Infographic]
Renovating? Read This Message From Our President!

10 Interesting Historical Facts About Asbestos [Infographic]
ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
BanAsbestos.us
The Asbestos Epidemic in America
WHO | Asbestos: elimination of asbestos-related diseases
The Jig Is Up For The Asbestos Industry!
Canada’s Asbestos Industry Could End!
Elliot Lake, Ontario Residents Exposed to Asbestos Dust
Should I Be Concerned About Asbestos?
The Politics of Asbestos: Canada’s Ugly Secret
Quebec Pumps $58 Million into Certain Death
Why is Asbestos so Scary?
Got Asbestos?
Asbestos Removal and Abatement
Asbestos Is The “Ideal Carcinogen”

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