Short-term exposure can relatively happen anywhere. Whether walking near a demolition site or remodeling an older home, asbestos exposure can be unexpected. Any form of asbestos exposure is considered dangerous, and some people may develop mesothelioma depending on their level of exposure. If a person was exposed to high levels of asbestos over a short period of time, it could be just as harmful as long-term exposure.
Dangers of Short-Term Exposure
There are many factors that can contribute to a person’s risk level, including:
- Amount of ventilation
- Proper use of PPE
- Containment of asbestos
- Pre-existing health conditions
In comparison to those who have had long-term exposure, those with short-term exposure are less at risk. But it’s important to note that any form of exposure to asbestos can cause similar diseases to mesothelioma.
Reducing Asbestos Exposure
Luckily for you, there are some ways you can reduce your risk of exposure to asbestos. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself:
- Hire an asbestos inspector if you plan on renovating your home made before the 1980s.
- Hire an asbestos remediation company if you need any removal of asbestos-containing materials.
- Avoid construction sights, old structures, and buildings that could contain asbestos-containing materials.
- Keep up with the maintenance of furnace filters.
- Use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to high levels of asbestos and recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, we suggest you reach out to our office soon. The team at Robins Cloud LLP can assist you with requesting compensation for any asbestos-related issues you’ve been experiencing. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
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