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 have been diagnosed with a severe asbestos-related condition such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Due to the long latency period these diseases typically entail, you may develop an asbestos-related condition several decades after you were first exposed. It is thus crucial to educate yourself about the hazardous effects asbestos can have on your health, learn how to recognize the high-risk products and ensure the safety of your living space.
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.
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 provides reliable information regarding:
- asbestos minerals
- asbestos exposure
- the health risks and implications of exposure to asbestos
- the most commonly diagnosed diseases and conditions associated with exposure and how to recognize them
- asbestos testing and removal methods
- asbestos abatement companies, equipment and products
- additional medical resources for the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos-related affections
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.
Our main goals can be summarized as follows:
Asbestos exposure can lead to multiple life-threatening diseases over time. We try to reach as many people as possible by making available detailed information and a series of additional resources.
The hazardous heath effects of prolonged exposure to asbestos are regrettably not known by the majority of Americans. Our free downloadable guide provides comprehensive information about the main asbestos-related aspects.
Ensure a Safe Living Space
We offer professional asbestos testing services free of charge for everyone who believes asbestos might be present in their house.
The medical resources our website offers may come in handy to people suffering from an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma or asbestosis. We are bound to help them find appropriate diagnostic methods and specific treatment for their condition.