Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that found its usage in a variety of products due to its highly favourable characteristics. The mineral was heavily used in the mid-19th century and as the mineral made its way into various industries and products, health concerns began to make their way onto the surface. As researchers continued to shed light on the toxicity of the mineral, the damage had been done.
Now with many over 60 countries banning the complete use of Asbestos, it still finds itself present. Present in many houses and various products that will take many more years to safely eradicate completely. Many experts state that in the banned countries alone it should take by 2035 to completely be free of Asbestos and that is only if they follow the rules and push for stricter norms. Much of the problem lies in the building that we reside in. Most of the buildings and houses built before the year 2000 contained asbestos in most of the materials. The issue tends to turn more towards whether taking down these buildings and houses are safe than whether they are cost-effective and worth it.
But moreover, the concerns lie in the countries that haven't placed a complete ban on Asbestos. Export, import, and even production of this toxic mineral is all very much happening and in 2017 alone 1.3 million tonnes of asbestos were mined worldwide. Just goes to show the significance of this hidden killer and how these countries are overlooking its harmful dangers. There are ongoing campaigns and bills focused on banning asbestos, looking to be introduced in these countries but it does look like the dangers are here to stay for many more years to come and certainly cannot be completely eradicated unless everybody comes together and takes a strong stand against this toxic mineral.
But you can completely eradicate this material. Newcastle asbestos removal experts are the best in the business and can help you.