Asbestos began as one of the world’s “wonder minerals”. Its unique properties, including flexibility and fire resistance, and its generally indestructible nature, made asbestos an extremely useful and popular commercial product.
Insulating materials, flooring, roofing, texture paints, wires and automobile brake linings have all contained asbestos during the past fifty years. The widely reported health effects of exposure to asbestos include Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, and Lung Cancer. Because of the extended latency period (time from exposure to onset of symptoms) of 15-40 years, the young are at the greatest risk.
Asbestos is found in two forms: Friable- which translates to soft and easily crumbled, and Non-Friable- which is well bonded. Although Friable asbestos is ALWAYS dangerous, the cutting, sanding, and abrading of Non-Friable asbestos can be just as dangerous.
Environmental Hazards Management provides a full range of Asbestos Inspection and Project Design services. Our Inspector will come to your site, and take the necessary samples to be sent out to determine if Asbestos is present. EHM hires an independent analytical laboratory for analysis of all samples.
Once samples have been analyzed, our Inspector will work with you to Design a plan for your project. Abatement, Enclosure, Encapsulation are all available alternatives.
Environmental Hazards Management, Inc.
378 Boyer Circle
P.O. Box 785
Williston, VT 05495
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