Asbestos Exposure – Health Related Risks

Construction work and home renovations can be especially hazardous because many common building materials contain asbestos. When asbestos products start to deteriorate, or someone cuts, sands, drills or otherwise disturbs them, microscopic fibers enter the air.  It’s best to protect the health of yourself and anyone who might be exposed to an area where asbestos material is present by calling a professional to identify and provide safe solutions on how to treat the area where asbestos is present in your particular situation.

 Levaggi Environmental Contracting has over 27 years of experience in the safe handling of asbestos products and is fully licensed and insured to offer you peace of mind.

Symptoms usually surface many years after exposure to asbestos.  If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos at any point in time, we highly recommend notifying your physician and scheduling a thorough health exam.

*Common Symptoms Of Asbestos Exposure Include (but are not limited to):

  • Breathlessness
  • Dry, Crackling Sound While Breathing
  • Persistent Cough
  • Constant Chest Pain
  • Difficulty In Swallowing
  • Anemia

*Serious Conditions Known To Be Related To Asbestos Exposure Are:

*Mesothelioma – a rare and aggressive cancer diagnosed in an estimated 3,000 Americans annually – caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure. It involves the thin lining that surrounds organs in the chest and abdomen and kills an American every 3.4 hours.

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*Important Note: Having any of the symptoms or conditions shown on this page does not guarantee that they are related to asbestos exposure, we list them as a precaution to make you aware that they can be related and recommend that you check with your health professional to determine the cause of any of the symptoms listed on this page.