How Much Asbestos Is Too Much?

How Much Asbestos Is Too Much?

Did you know that asbestos fibers are extremely small. To put it into perspective 20,000 asbestos fibers would be the equivalent size of a quarter of one single rice grain. Yes…That’s right, 80,000 asbestos fibers would be the same size as one little grain of rice.

Asbestos Fiber is 700 Times Smaller Than A Human Hair

An asbestos fiber is roughly 700 times smaller than a human hair. Although interestingly gram for gram, asbestos is as strong or stronger than steel.

Once hailed as a “Wonder Material” for it’s amazing properties such as being virtually indestructible, these small asbestos fibers can cause huge problems for health.

Exposure To Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Unfortunately in the past, hundreds of thousands of workers have come into contact with asbestos during work in construction, plumbing, electrical and other industries where asbestos exposure is common. What might have been seen as harmless dust at the time may have contained hundreds of thousands of lethal microscopic asbestos fibers.

Is A Little Bit Safe to Work With?

This is a common misconception. Just a small amount of asbestos can lead to Mesothelioma which is almost always fatal.

Northern Ireland Asbestos Surveyors

We are your local Northern Ireland asbestos surveyors. Are you worried that you may have come into contact with asbestos? Or are you working on a project and suspect that asbestos may be present.

We can come to you and carry out a full asbestos survey before any work is carried out. You will receive a full plain English report on our findings. Don’t risk your health, call Philip on 07702 332 333 today to book your asbestos survey. Or visit our Contact page to message us.