Asbestos and why it is dangerous

1st Choice Mini Time Skips offers extensive waste disposing services, dealing with routine materials and some hazardous ones like asbestos. We provide excellent standards with every single service, ensuring we effectively cater for the needs of our clients and maximise safety. We are proud to be the most competent provider of asbestos removal Wiltshire has, understanding the hazards and how to overcome them. If you have ever wondered why the material is so dangerous, this information may help.
Asbestosis is a serious, chronic, respiratory disease. Inhaling asbestos fibres aggravates lung tissues, causing them to scar. The hazardous material kills around 5,000 workers each year, and around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of exposure to it in the past. So how does the release of asbestos occur? When the materials that contain it are disturbed or damaged fibres are released into the air. These are then inhaled if people don’t wear suitable respiratory protection.

Unfortunately, suffering with this disease is not discoverable straight away. It takes time to develop, but once diagnosed is is often too late for action to be taken. Disposing of the material is vital now, which is why we provide these services. Inhalation of asbestos can cause any of the following diseases:
- Lung cancer similar to conditions related to smoking.
- Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which affects the lining of the lungs and the surrounding lower digestive tract. It is almost exclusively related to the inhalation of asbestos. It is generally fatal.
- Asbestosis is a scarring condition of the lung that occurs after heavy exposure to the material over many years. This condition can cause shortness of breath, and in the most severe cases, death.
- Pleural thickening is also caused after prolonged exposure to asbestos. This condition is a thickening of the lining of the lung. It results in a squeezing affect, leading shortness of breath and severe discomfort in your chest.

If hazardous materials are present in a property it is wise to remove them, especially if you are planning any construction work that will disturb them. 1st Choice Mini Time Skips offer asbestos removal Wiltshire clients can rely on. We plan every project carefully and ensure that the materials are handled in the safest possible manner. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need help!