Health: Preventing Asbestos Exposure In Children

Keeping Your Children Safe from asbestos

Asbestos exposure is responsible for many deaths, and children are especially vulnerable because they are unaware of the danger it poses. Children will play on any surface and pick up shards of material to play with. They are most likely unaware of the danger that may exist in their homes.

This is especially true if the house was built before the 1980s. The substance may be found in roofs and walls. Because deteriorating walls can release asbestos fibers, more parents are choosing to work with asbestos removal companies like Es America in Georgia.

Why Are Children at Risk?

Asbestos Elimination Even if you are aware of the dangers of asbestos, it is easy to overlook it when it is not visible. Even if you live in a newer home, the fibers may be present at your child’s school or a friend’s house. In addition, children are more susceptible to respiratory illnesses.

This is due to the fact that their lungs are still developing. They have a higher surface area to volume ratio because their lungs are not as large as an adult’s. Children also breathe faster than adults, which means they may inhale more asbestos fibers.

Children can get asbestos into their systems by putting their fingers and materials in their mouth. They may unknowingly put asbestos particles in their mouths if they are in an asbestos-containing environment.

Asbestos Exposure

Vigilance and knowledge are the most effective ways to keep your children safe. Tell your children what asbestos is and where they might come across it. Tell them that, even if it is safe to live and work there, they should never touch damaged walls or other parts of a building.

Prevent asbestos exposure by visiting your children’s school and asking if the building contains asbestos. Find out what they’re doing to keep the students safe. Also, be aware of the products you buy for your children.

Asbestos may be present in children’s makeup or crayons. Continue to be proactive by informing your neighbors and friends about the dangers of asbestos. Inform them of the steps they can take to keep themselves and their children safe.

Asbestos Removal

Keeping your children safe from asbestos will help prevent permanent damage to their respiratory systems. Don’t let them play near abandoned homes. If you live in an older home, consider working with an asbestos removal company in Georgia like Environmental Services Of America. Contact us today to learn more.

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Source:  E.P.D

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