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Asbestos Ceiling Dangerous

Asbestos was a commonly used material in building construction during the 20th century. It was used for its insulating properties, durability, and resistance to heat and fire. However, we now know that asbestos fibers are hazardous to human health and can cause serious lung diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.

One common area where asbestos was used is in ceiling tiles and textures. If your home was built before the 1980s, there's a chance that your ceiling contains asbestos. It is important to know the risks associated with asbestos and how to remove it safely.

What is Asbestos Ceiling?

An asbestos ceiling is any ceiling that contains asbestos fibers. Asbestos was often mixed with other materials, such as plaster or cement, to create a textured ceiling or ceiling tile. Asbestos ceiling tiles are usually 9 inches by 9 inches, commonly used in schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings.

Why is Asbestos Dangerous?

Asbestos fibers are dangerous when inhaled because they can cause lung diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. These diseases can take years to develop and often show no symptoms until they have progressed to an advanced stage.

How to Identify Asbestos Ceiling?

If you suspect your ceiling contains asbestos, it's best to have it tested by a professional. An asbestos inspector will take a sample of the ceiling material and analyze it in a laboratory to determine if it contains asbestos fibers.

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