Asbestos and Site Closures: Better Safe Than Sorry

There’s no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to asbestos. Today brings more news of asbestos in the air, this time at a construction site and business.

A construction site in Baltimore County closed when surrounding neighbors expressed concerns that asbestos, a carcinogen known to lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma, was in the air. Apparently, dust full of asbestos had been blowing from the site to nearby homes and businesses. Thankfully, construction has stopped. Engineers and neighbors are attempting to determine the full extent of asbestos exposure.

Meanwhile the Dekalb County Times Journal in Alabama is reporting that asbestos was found in the Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative building, forcing a temporary evacuation. The general manager says the company is planning to replace a 43-year-old HVAC unit, and asbestos was found in the ceiling tiles.

Another good reminder to us all that you simply can’t be too careful.

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