Asbestos Removal Melbourne
When it comes to asbestos removal Melbourne homeowners, commercial businesses and industrial facilities rely on Australia Wide Asbestos Removal Encapsulation (AWARE) for safe and efficient removal. Our 25 years of experience specialising in asbestos removal Melbourne makes us an industry leader.
Asbestos is a group of rubbery minerals that withstand heat and corrosion. It was used in many building industry products, such as joint compounds, cements, ceiling tiles and insulation, prior to the mid-1980s. Australia completely banned the use of asbestos in 2003, but it is still found in many residential, commercial and industrial buildings and remains a significant health risk.
Disturbing asbestos fibers causes them to be released into the air, where they are inhaled and become implanted in the lung. Asbestos poses a hidden danger because the fibers are microscopic and you may not know you have been exposed until years afterward. Exposure leads to asbestosis, or scarring of lung tissue. Over time, this buildup leads to chronic lung disease. Individuals exposed to asbestos are at risk for other serious health conditions:
- Pleural thickening, a hardening and swelling of lung tissue that causes shortness of breath
- Mesothelioma, a fatal cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs and lower digestive tract
- Lung, stomach, rectal or colon cancer