Chicago area home renovators urged to test popcorn ceilings for asbestos!

Chicago, IL(MesotheliomaCancerNews.com)–Rough textured ceilings also known as “popcorn” ceilings were highly popular in the United States in home, apartment, and condominium construction. Building and home construction workers and renovators are urged to test rough textured or popcorn ceilings for asbestos before beginning any ceiling demolition. Replacing or removing these types of dated ceiling materials is messy and labor intensive. If the ceiling was installed before 1978 it most likely contains asbestos.

Purchasing a home asbestos test kit costs about $30. Consumers can buy the asbestos test kits at most home center retailers like Home Depot or Lowe’s. Home owners can also buy an asbestos test kit online through the Internet at www.prolabinc.com. Workers removing rough textured ceilings and wall boards can be exposed to harmful air particles from the massive dust and debris release when demolishing these types of housing materials. Consumers, renovation project managers, and construction workers can visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s website to learn more about the hazards of asbestos exposure www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/ashome.html.

When asbestos containing materials are found in homes and buildings, only asbestos abatement experts should be handling and managing the toxic materials. The federal government has strike laws and regulations governing asbestos and states asbestos exposure, at any level, can cause serious injury and illness including mesothelioma cancer. Asbestos injury lawyers and environmental experts urge all U.S. consumers and workers to educate themselves on the harmful affects of asbestos products. Consulting a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of asbestos illnesses and mesothelioma lung cancer may help patients manage their symptoms. Legal experts, specializing in the treatment and litigation of asbestos injury cases may help injured victims recover compensation from their damages and injuries.

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