Precautions To Take In Asbestos Soil Contamination

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Asbestos Soil Contamination occurs when asbestos materials are left lying on the ground without any form of packaging. This asbestos soil contamination usually happens when the materials are disposed off carelessly by people trying to avoid the cost that...

General Procedures And Methods Of Testing For Asbestos Soil Contamination

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Asbestos gets into the soil when waste material from asbestos removal work is dumped recklessly, or during mining. Soils on potentially contaminated sites are usually inspected to determine the possibility and extent of contamination. The EA 200 is the...

Managing Asbestos Soil Contamination

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Section 7 of the “How to Safely Remove Asbestos Code of Practice 2011” titled ‘Controls for specific asbestos Removal work’ lists the procedure for handling soil contaminated by asbestos. Soil is contaminated when Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is dumped...

Management And Control Of Asbestos Soil Contamination

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally forming silicate mineral in the soil that is composed of tiny fibres. When it gets disturbed, it produces a dust that contains asbestos fibres. Breathing these asbestos fibers may cause a variety of health complications....

Facts About Asbestos Soil Contamination

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Since the 90s, asbestos has been known as a major cause of severe illnesses like pleural cancer and mesothelioma. This is because building materials before the 90s were made from asbestos, which happens to be a great fireproofing material....

What Is Asbestos Soil Contamination?

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Asbestos can be very harmful if dispersed into the atmosphere. That is due to the dust and fibers, which when inhaled, can cause fatal diseases such as mesothelioma. Asbestos may occur naturally but most soil contamination is caused through...

Identifying And Handling Asbestos Soil Contamination

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

According to the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (CS Act) of Western Australia, contaminated sites are those portions of land which may have turned out to be polluted with agents or materials which might present a danger to the health...

How To Properly Handle Asbestos Soil Contamination

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

In case an asbestos removal project is poorly handled or waste is not properly disposed, the asbestos may end up contaminating your soil. However, this may also occur simply due to weathering of and damage to non-friable products (asbestos...