There have been many “positive phenomena” through history that created more harm than good. Asbestos is one of those. It’s a magic mineral turned serial killer.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral recognized more than 4,000 years ago to have exceptional properties. In the 19th century it was found to have excellent properties such as sound absorption, fire resistance, electrical insulation and building insulation. Therefore, mining increased in earnest.
Asbestos was used in linoleum flooring, shipping and industrial applications, pipe wrappings, fireproofing, and home insulation applications. It was even used as a spray-on application and in the caulking around windows and doors. It was also used in cement applications for home, industrial, and commercial uses. It can be found in any building or marine structure constructed before the 1990’s. There’s a considerable risk of potential exposure.
What is the Risk?
In the early 1930’s, German doctors began expressing concerns about the health risks from exposure to asbestos. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that a connection to mesothelioma cancer was described in the United States.
Since the 1960’s it has become widely accepted that just exposure to asbestos puts people at serious risk of contracting mesothelioma cancer. Those at risk of exposure are not only the people who worked with it, but family members and people in a building that may contain asbestos.
This serious health risk caused the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization to condemn the use of asbestos. These organizations prompted governments to implement cleanup regulations to ensure its safe removal.
In June 2003, Texas implemented the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Act (TAHPA), which is Chapter 1954 of the Texas Constitution and Statutes, followed by Chapter 295 (C) of the Texas Rules and Regulations.
All requirements for asbestos removal including, but not limited to, the requirements and qualifications of companies and personnel to be used for removal is outlined. After TAHPA was passed, AOC Environmental began to excel in the removal of hazardous materials from commercial, industrial, and government buildings.
AOC Environmental is a hazard abatement and removal company located in Wichita Falls, Texas. The company has been in operation more than 20 years. They remove hazardous materials from commercial, industrial, and government buildings, as required, before any renovations or demolition. AOC Environmental also has a general construction division providing full turnkey management and delivery of any remediation from a renovation or demolition project.
The goal of AOC’s professional project management team is to complete every job with top quality and safety. They are so thorough, they won’t leave the job site until the last scrap is cleaned. No job is too small, no job is too large.
Call AOC Environmental
If you have an asbestos abatement and removal project or require a general construction contractor, AOC Environmental is the team for you. They send a top-notch project management team who will expertly remove any hazard safely and efficiently. They’ll complete the required job beyond your expectations.
Call AOC Environmental at 940-692-8989 for your asbestos abatement and removal.