What are the dangers of asbestos?

At Astra Restorations, we understand the dangers asbestos poses to the long-term health of those exposed to the material, even for brief periods of time. We stress the importance of asbestos awareness. If you suspect asbestos in your home, commercial, or industrial property, contact Astra Restorations immediately. Do not handle the material yourself as disturbing it will put you at even greater risk.

Asbestos causes long-term, potentially fatal, health problems long after the initial exposure and particularly when inhaled. You wouldn’t even be aware you inhaled the material. Long and fine asbestos fibres pose an even greater risk. When the asbestos material (e.g. tiles, insulation, siding, etc.) is damaged or moved, fibres become airborne. Once airborne, these asbestos fibres are easily inhaled, often un-noticed. When inhaled, the sharp asbestos fibres penetrate the lungs and respiratory tract, causing long-term health problems and cancers. These illnesses include, but are not limited, to the following:

Asbestosis:

Asbestosis is a hardening of lung tissues that makes breathing difficult. This disease is both progressive and irreversible. It is caused by microscopic damage to lung tissues wherein scar tissue is formed. This scar tissue cannot stretch the way normal lung tissue can and thus creates breathing problems which can be debilitating and even fatal.

Lung Cancer:

Lung cancer is a serious and usually fatal form of cancer. Risk of this cancer is compounded in individuals who both smoke and have also been exposed to asbestos.

Mesothelioma:

A rapid, fatal, and incurable cancer of the lung linings.

Astra Restorations, serving Calgary and the surrounding area, has teams of highly specialized and certified technicians capable of effectively and efficiently removing asbestos from your home or workplace property. We have the know-how and tools to make your property safe and free from asbestos.



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ASTRA Construction Management strictly follows guidelines set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, and we hold COR safety certificate.

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