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How Is Asbestos Affecting Your Health?

Updated: Nov 25, 2022

Asbestos affects your health through breathing in the asbestos fibers. Friable asbestos is any material that contains more than one percent asbestos by weight or area, depending on whether it is a bulk or sheet material and can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by the pressure of an ordinary human hand. Since these fibers are so small, it can travel into the lungs and lodge itself deep into the lung tissue.


Scarring of the lungs from the asbestos fibers. Usually occurs in people with really high exposure to asbestos over a long period of time.

Pleural Disease

This is non cancerous however it is a lung condition that causes the membrane that surrounds your lungs to become thicker or fluid buildup.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer invades and blocks the lungs' air passages. Commonly caused by smoking but chances are increased with asbestos inhalation.


This is a rare form of cancer where the lungs, chest cavity, abdominal cavity, or other internal organs are covered by the membrane.

How to Help Yourself

A few ways to help your asbestos problem is with asbestos removal and abatement, mold mitigation, or asbestos abatement testing. Mold removal is another way to get rid of asbestos

Contact a Mold Restoration Company

Cascade Insulation will do a full vermiculite removal and inspection through the ZAI Trust (Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust). Mold and remediation are just part of the services that Cascade Insulation provides. Go to the website to learn more about what Cascade Insulation offers and read our company history page to verify our credibility. Give us a call at (541) 388-2600 or fill out a form and we will be more than happy to give you an asbestos-free property.

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