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Asbestos is an awful substance and a known killer doing the most damage when we least expect it. Once common in virtually all elements of home construction, the use of asbestos is now banned in many countries but still lingers in the remnants and edifices of many older buildings. Taking the proper precautions to handle this occurrence as a home owner, contractor or tenant is vital in ensuring your long term health. Throughout this article, we will be discussing several applications, gadgets and techniques that are changing the way people interact with the substance and ensure its elimination from their environments.

Instant Detection Developments

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For most, determining whether or not there is asbestos in the home or office requires a lab test and can take days to receive the results. At the University of Hertfordshire in England, though, researchers have developed a preliminary device that can instantly detect whether or not asbestos is present in walls, floors, ceilings or other areas of a building. Using lasers and magnetic fields, the device can analyse, sift and scan particles to determine whether or not any asbestos is present. While the device has hit to be fully developed, we expect that detection methods such as this will be broadly available in the coming years.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help App

Having the proper knowledge about asbestos and the diseases it causes is half the battle in determining how much at risk you may be in your own home. The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help app (available for Android devices for free) gives you comprehensive data about mesothelioma (the primary disease caused by asbestos), the latest news surrounding asbestos and a comprehensive analysis of mesothelioma related symptoms. If you believe you may be suffering from diseases linked to asbestos related exposure, seeing a doctor is paramount in the mean time, apps like this are helping people get the information and courage they need to seek further treatment and advice.

Asbestos Testing Kits

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Available to consumers, asbestos testing kits are a popular way for home owners to determine whether any harmful asbestos is present in their homes or offices. While not an instant determination of problems and usually requiring an additional lab fee for analysis, these testing kits can be found at many home improvement stores and online for just a few dollars. Before any renovations on floors, ceilings or walls in older homes is done, a thorough testing using one of these kits is highly recommend: stirring up asbestos during a home or office project can wreak havoc on you and your family’s health.

App-based Legal Advice

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With millions of people being exposed to dangerous asbestos over the past several decades, a slew of law firms deal specifically mesothelioma and asbestos related cases. Many local law firms have developed apps that help potential clients find out more information about their legal rights if they have been exposed to asbestos and prepare for any necessary legal action. In years past, numerous calls to local law firms would have been necessary to obtain this information, but for many, accessing all the vital data they need is just a few taps away thanks to the prevalence of smart phones.

Author Bio: William Brooks, is a civil engineer at Roof and Cladding Professionals, a roofing company based in New South Wales, Australia. He understands the hazards of the substance Asbestos and has initiated an Asbestos removal process in the company.

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