Brian Turner (from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance) contacted me recently through our website. He has asked that I share a resource about Asbestos in the home and it’s link to cancer….
from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance website…
Asbestos in the Home
Many people are alarmed to learn that asbestos still exists in nearly 80% of structures built prior to 1980, including most of the homes we live and raise families in. Asbestos use was strictly regulated since the late 1970’s, but that does not apply to older products that still remain in many homes and other buildings. For that reason it is important for homeowners to be aware of where asbestos may occur in the home and what you should do in the event it presents a hazard. Airborne asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma cancer in some people.
Image courtesy of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.