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Updated: Jun 24

As part of Magnus's social purpose, we strive to create more awareness about the danger asbestos represents for public health. These materials are still present in millions of homes and commercial buildings today in Canada. This is why we have been working along with the mesothelioma center to fight against its threats.


Did you know that asbestos could cause cancer?

Mesothelomia is a malignant tumor caused by inhaled asbestos fibers, it appears not only in the lungs, but heart and abdomen. The life expectancy is approximately 12 months.


Here we have some tips to avoid contact with asbestos, also where you could find it at home or in your commercial business.


AT WORK

For decades, workers and homeowners had no idea asbestos exposure could lead to big issues and diseases such mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. We are glad that more companies are aware of the danger and they are implementing processes and policies to remove asbestos in a safe way.


  • We strongly suggest you never perform asbestos if you are not trained and certified, call MAGNUS Construction Services, your expert to do this

  • Ask your employer about any asbestos exposure, health risks in your workplace

  • In case you have contact, never sweep, dust or vacuum asbestos debris with a regular vacuum cleaner. Use wet cleaning methods

  • Offer respiratory protection if exposure limits are exceeded


AT HOME

The only way to tell if your house contains asbestos is getting a test by a professional, a certified laboratory for testing.


The danger appears when homeowners perform renovations that release asbestos dust to air. You may think it is a normal process, but by drilling, sawing, cutting, scraping into the walls, ceiling or floor create a health risk.


PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM ASBESTOS IN YOUR HOME

  • Before buying a house ask your realtor or inspector if there is asbestos in your home. Ask them for a report you can review

  • If your house is more than 30 years old, don’t perform any DIY renovations if you are not sure whether you have asbestos or not.

  • Never attempt to remove asbestos without help from MAGNUS Construction Service. We have all the know-how, licenses, talent and machinery to do a safe job.


Where can we find asbestos?


  • Old Batt Insulation

  • Vermiculite insulation

  • Texture paint

  • Ceilings

  • Heat source covering

  • Door Gaskets

  • Duct Linings

  • Wall gaskets and Linings

  • Recessed Lighting

  • Wiring insulation

  • Fuse boxes

  • Outlets

  • Old fridges and freezers

  • Range Hoods

  • Wood Stoves

  • Clothes Dryer

  • Fireplace Logs

  • Roof membrane and shingles

  • Window caulking and glazing

  • Cement asbestos board


If you think your buildings may have asbestos call us for a free consultation, or if you feel any symptoms connect with a Top Mesothelioma Specialist or Doctor

https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/causes/



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