Homeowners undertaking a “DIY” home renovation may be at risk for a potential hazard they may not have been aware when starting their remodeling project. The toxic material asbestos was often used in older American homes because of its durability and fire-resistant qualities. When construction begins during a home renovation project, the asbestos material will be disturbed causing the deadly fibers to become airborne.
Once the asbestos fibers and dust are released into the air, all members of the household are at risk of asbestos exposure. If asbestos is inhaled into a family member’s lungs, the person is at great risk for developing asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Following are some basic safety precautions a homeowner can take during a renovation project to keep their entire family safe from asbestos exposure.
For more information on potentially dangerous exposure to asbestos, contact Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler by calling 215-569-4000 or fill out our online contact form to set up a consultation. Our asbestos attorneys can help you seek justice and compensation that may be available for you and your family.