Asbestos123 is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and help individuals identify and safely remove these toxic minerals from their homes. Even though prolonged contact with asbestos occurs preponderantly within an occupational setting, as these carcinogenic substances are still employed by numerous companies in the U.S., exposure can take other forms as well.
Unfortunately, the majority of people are unaware that asbestos might be present in various materials, products, and appliances in their houses, while others find out when it is too late, after they were diagnosed with a severe asbestos-related disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Approximately 80% of those who develop a disease as a consequence of asbestos exposure experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, and a persisting cough several months prior to receiving a diagnosis, which might initially be incorrect. Due to the long latency period these diseases typically entail, you may develop one several decades after your first contact with asbestos.
Misdiagnosis is alarmingly widespread among victims of asbestos exposure. Therefore, a person may be told they suffer from a common condition such as pneumonia or COPD at first, as differentiating between regular and asbestos-related lung disease is very challenging, even for medical experts. As a result, it is not unusual for asbestos victims to be treated for the wrong illness before having their true disease identified. We highly recommend seeking at least two opinions from specialists in asbestos disease before deciding on the treatment you are going to follow. It is crucial to educate yourself about the hazardous effects asbestos can have on your health, learn how to recognize high-risk products, as well as ensure the safety of your living space.
We Provide Quality Asbestos Testing Services Free of Charge
Are you worrying asbestos might lurk in your house and would like to know with certainty how safe your living space is? If so, feel free to send in a sample of the material in question for our certified experts to analyze. They will conduct a professional examination to determine the concentration of asbestos (or lack thereof) in the sample you provided us with and promptly communicate you the results.
Exposure to asbestos has claimed an astounding number of lives within the past decades due to the extremely severe diseases it can cause over time, conditions which are often terminal. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with the information we provide, who can further spread awareness regarding the devastating dangers of asbestos. We believe it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to dangerous substances such as asbestos, and highly encourage you to read our free guide, send us one or multiple samples and we will conduct a thorough analysis free of charge.
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We specialize in providing assistance to people who are seeking asbestos testing or removal services. By virtue of our vast database of professional companies, we can recommend you several licensed asbestos contractors in your area you can choose from, regardless of the state you live in. As our list of partners only includes renowned and experienced companies, you can rest assured the services you are looking for will rise to your expectations.
Although asbestos use has significantly decreased within the last four decades, the presence of these carcinogenic minerals in various inhabited buildings is far from representing a rare occurrence. Exposure to asbestos annually claims the lives of 12,000-15,000 Americans and their number is expected to increase by 2020. Occupational exposure is the main way in which people get in contact with asbestos on a regular basis. However, houses are not safe either. Buildings erected before the 1980s entail a particularly high risk of exposure as well. Moreover, the poor regulation of asbestos-containing materials in the U.S. allows numerous construction companies to display a lenient attitude towards imported products. Even though their cost and accessibility may be highly convenient, asbestos-containing and asbestos-tainted materials imported from China or India entail a tremendous risk for public health.
We offer assistance to people who have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, in their home or in any other circumstances. Asbestos123's goals as a non-profit organization are to provide reliable information and services regarding:
- the raising of awareness about the use of asbestos minerals in many household products, which can lead to multiple life-threatening diseases
- the education on asbestos exposure from household products and items and the health risks and implications after exposure
- pulmonary diseases and conditions associated with asbestos exposure and how to identify and recognize early symptoms
- free asbestos testing and DIY asbestos removal methods
- asbestos abatement companies, equipment and products
- the assistance with medical resources for proper asbestos diagnosis and treatment and help to connect individuals with organizations and legal help if eligible
Our free asbestos testing and removal guide is also available for download and can help you detect and properly dispose of asbestos-containing materials in your home. If, however, you are unsure how to proceed with a suspicious product found in your house, you can easily access our high quality free of charge asbestos testing services. The specialists at Asbestos123 offer accurate and complex analyses of materials which are presumed to contain the carcinogenic minerals and will let you know whether your living space is asbestos-free or contaminated. Further guidance is accessible as well in order to safely dispose of asbestos and ensure a clean environment for you and your family.
Testing common products in your house for asbestos is crucial to ensure your family’s well being. Check our PDF guide for information about the most common household asbestos-containing products and learn how to properly collect samples.Read Our Asbestos Products Guide »
Mission and Goals
Asbestos123 contains a wide variety of information and resources focusing on the dangers of asbestos exposure, as well as on the most common afflictions it can cause to people who were in prolong or repeated contact with the carcinogen, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. The primary mission of our website is to provide visitors with reliable and accurate knowledge regarding an issue of public concern which is unfortunately on the rise. We are willing to guide you though the process of managing asbestos-related problems, whether this involves finding appropriate diagnostic and treatment methods for an asbestos-related condition or detecting and removing asbestos from your home safely.