Asbestos was a commonly used building and insulation material until it was proven to be extremely hazardous to the health of both construction workers, employees, and residents. Even minimal exposure can lead to chronic health problems such as upper respiratory diseases, mesothelioma, and other types of cancers. CVE Corp., an asbestos removal company in San Diego, can discover hidden pockets of asbestos and remove them from homes and buildings, improving air quality and safety.
Here are some potential health risks of asbestos being found in schools, and what should be done if it is found.
- Health Risks for Students and Teachers
Students and teachers who are exposed to asbestos on a regular basis are at a much higher risk for asthma, allergies, and other health conditions that affect the upper respiratory system. The longer students and faculty members are exposed, the higher their risk of potential long-term health risks. The risk of mesothelioma increases steadily as long as a person is exposed to asbestos and similar hazardous materials used during construction.
- Protecting Students
Both students and teachers spend many hours a day in the classroom, but it's the teacher who can identify potential hazards. Once hazards are properly identified, they can then take the necessary steps to protect their students from exposure. If a teacher notices broken ceiling tiles, damaged wallboard, or any other construction material that seems to have been disturbed, it should be reported to the office as soon as possible. If asbestos is present, a company that is qualified to remove asbestos should be contacted immediately.
- Maintaining A Safe Environment
Maintaining a safe environment for both students and teachers is everyone's responsibility. If repairs are being made, it's essential to make sure all state and federal regulations are being observed, especially if asbestos is being cleared away. Our CVE Corp. professional staff always goes to great lengths to make sure hazardous materials are contained at all times, during a clean-up or during the restoration project.
CVE Corp. is one of the most respected asbestos removal companies in San Diego and the surrounding area. With over 25 years of experience, our highly trained, professional staff can evaluate your asbestos risk and remove the offending materials. Removing asbestos from schools is essential to the health and well-being of both the staff and the faculty. Call today to schedule a consultation to find out if your school contains asbestos or other hazardous materials.