Assassin #9: Asbestos
You wouldn’t think that six naturally occurring minerals could be so deadly. However, when asbestos materials are disturbed and breathed in, they can get stuck in one’s lungs. If exposure continues, the material can accumulate causing permanent scarring and serious health problems. Asbestos kills almost 5,000 people a year.
What can you do? To avoid the dangers of asbestos, know if you are exposed in the first place. If a building was built before 2000 or earlier, an analysis is necessary. If asbestos is present on the jobsite, the proper steps to remove any possible disturbances must take place before continuing any work.