Construction activities pose one of the greatest current risks for asbestos exposure which in turn could lead to asbestos related cancer. Remodeling, which has risen greatly in popularity over the last several years, can easily release asbestos into the air as the old structures are updated.
Dozens of basic remodeling activities can pose asbestos exposure threats. Homeowners and professional renovators can create an exposure hazard with any of the following procedures:
- Replacing shingles
- Scraping off paint
- Sawing through wallboard or fiberboard
- Tearing out pipes
- Re-tiling ...