Mesothelioma in the United States: Where are people at highest risk of developing this deadly cancer?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, killing an estimated 605,213 people in 2021 alone. While lung, colon, and breast cancer are the most common, they are far from the deadliest forms of the disease. Cancer researchers determine how deadly...Continue Reading
How to Safely Remove & Dispose of Asbestos
Asbestos is a dangerous group of minerals that was banned in the United States in the 1980s after research confirmed its carcinogenic properties. This information came too late, however, to prevent millions of homes and businesses from being built using materials that contain asbestos. Today, these materials may need to be removed to protect...Continue Reading
How Can You Tell if Popcorn Ceiling Has Asbestos?
Asbestos is a dangerous substance that was widely used to manufacture building materials in the 1800s and 1900s, before it was confirmed as carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and regulated in the United States. One of the many construction materials that used asbestos as an ingredient is textured ceiling sprays, including “popcorn” ceilings. If your home or...Continue Reading
Asbestos in Popcorn Ceilings | How to Detect & What to Do
Popcorn ceilings, or ceilings that are decorated with a bumpy spray-on texture, were popular in homes built between 1950 and 1990. The textured spray was common due to its soundproofing abilities and resistance to heat. Unfortunately, many popcorn ceiling sprays contained asbestos – a dangerous mineral that can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and...Continue Reading
Asbestos Floor Tiles – Types, Health Risks, Dangers, & Removal
Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that was used widely for manufacturing purposes in the 1800s and 1900s until it was confirmed to cause cancer and was banned in the United States. One of the most common products created using asbestos was floor tiles. Today, new floor tiles in the U.S. cannot contain more than...Continue Reading