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Use of asbestos removal Adelaide was prevalent in Australian homes until the late eighties. It was used as roofing material in the form of a corrugated fibro product. These sheets were thicker than corrugated iron sheets; they had a weathered appearance with a matte finish. More Info Visit Our Site:- – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Asbestos Roofs in Adelaide: Know the risks


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Asbestos Roofs in Adelaide Know the risks
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  • Use of asbestos removal Adelaide was prevalent in
    Australian homes until the late eighties. It was
    used as roofing material in the form of a
    corrugated fibro product.
  • These sheets were thicker than corrugated iron
    sheets they had a weathered appearance with a
    matte finish.  

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  • After a few years, asbestos roof removal
    Adelaide disintegrate due to the exposure to
    weather. In a place like Adelaide where hailstorm
    is rampant, the disintegration happens faster.
  • When the upper surface disintegrates, the
    asbestos particles spread in the surrounding
    areas by winds and rains.
  • Winds make them airborne whereas water takes them
    to the waterbodies.

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How does asbestos removal increase the risk of
exposure?
  • When you call a removal agency for asbestos
    removal Adelaide, it follows the standard
    operating procedure to minimize air pollution
    during the removal process.
  • Still, we shouldnt forget that there is always a
    possibility of contaminating the surroundings.

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  • Asbestos roofing has three types of fibro
  • Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
  • Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
  • Chrysolite (White Asbestos)
  • All three types are considered risky.

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The risk factors
  • When the risks associated with asbestos exposure
    surfaced, extensive research was conducted to
    establish the correlation. Studies revealed
    shocking results.
  • Not only those who are involved in the trade,
    storage, transportation, application and removal
    of asbestos roofs are at risk, but those also who
    live in the surrounding areas.

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  • Hence, the use was banned three decades ago.
  • However, millions of building in Australia still
    have asbestos roofs.
  • Since they are quite old, the risk of exposure
    is incredibly high.
  • What are the significant health risks?

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  • When the tiny fibers are inhaled, they dont
    decompose. And thus, remain lodged permanently in
    the lungs. Major diseases that are caused by
    Asbestos exposure are
  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural thickening

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  • Those who have a weak immune system or smokers
    get severely impacted by Asbestos exposure.
  • Smoking acts as a catalyst for the development of
    cancer.
  • It is considered a fatal combination. Also,
    people having respiratory problems get more
    affected by Asbestos exposure than others. They
    get infections repeatedly that persist for a long
    time.

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  • To avoid the risk of asbestos exposure all old
    roofs should be replaced with non-asbestos
    roofing.
  • Also, enough care should be taken while removing
    the old roof.
  • By avoiding close contact with asbestos sheets
    and taking necessary precautions, it is possible
    to limit the health risks associated with
    asbestos.

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