Asbestos testing will save your family’s lives. Here is why:
One of the deadliest forms of cancer is known as mesothelioma, an extremely aggressive disease that attacks the lining of the lungs and abdomen. Hundreds of Canadians die from mesothelioma every single year, and the number of deaths caused by this disease is increasing.
In 2003, there were 422 cases of mesothelioma in Canada. And in 2008, there were 404 Canadian deaths caused by the disease. Today, Canada has the highest mesothelioma rate on the planet.
What Causes Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma occurs as a direct result of exposure to a mineral known as asbestos. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that have been historically used for pipe insulation, building materials, for certain vehicle components and even common household products.
In Canada, asbestos is very common. In fact, it continues to infest many Canadian buildings — including homes — to this very day. This is why mesothelioma is such a big problem throughout the country.
If we know it causes cancer, why hasn’t the asbestos problem in Canada been fixed?
Unfortunately, Canada has been the worldwide leader in asbestos production and use for over a century. The country has produced so much asbestos, in fact, that in 1966, Canada produced 40 percent of the world’s chrysotile asbestos. Much of this asbestos stayed within the country, with over 4,000 different products containing the group of minerals.
What’s more, Canadians continue to fight against the use of asbestos to this day. Even as we take steps to move towards an asbestos free nation, setbacks continue to abound.
For example, in 2011 financial and logistical issues forced the last few asbestos mines in Canada to shut down. For the first time in over 130 years, asbestos was no longer being produced. However, despite an adamant outcry from cancer advocacy groups, the Provincial Government of Quebec loaned the asbestos industry 58 million dollars. As a result, the Canadian asbestos industry will continue to linger for another two decades — at least.
As a result of the above factors, it is very possible that your home could contain asbestos without your knowledge.
What Can I Do About it?
The fact that asbestos continues to be a problem in Canada does not mean that you have to just accept this fact. Even though asbestos may be in your home, there is something that you can do about it.
First, you need professional asbestos testing so that you can be sure about whether or not your home has this deadly group of minerals. After you get the asbestos testing done, you can get the asbestos removed by a trained professional who has the equipment to safely and completely remove it.
You should not wait to find out if you have an asbestos problem!
If your home has asbestos, then you should get it fixed ASAP, because your family deserves to be protected. As such, you should not wait to get a professional inspector to conduct asbestos testing for you.
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