Asbestos plaster removal: why ?
Until the arrival of gypsum (or more commonly known as gyproc), asbestos was commonly used, especially in the 19th century, with the practices of mixing plaster during the great waves of construction of houses in Quebec. Although asbestos has been banned since 1985, many residents are still exposed to it in large cities or in regions, without their knowledge.
Indeed, the renovations that took place in the urban and central districts of most major Quebec cities before the 1960s, during which the plasterboard replaced the cement and asbestos mixtures, which may be harmful to your Health and that of your family.
Consequences on health
The asbestos fibers are easily breathed and transported to the lower part of the lungs. The consequences are as varied as:
- Of pulmonary fibroses (asbestosis)
- Changes in the mucosa of the thoracic cavity (pleura).
- These diseases can lead to decreased respiratory function and death.
- Long-term inhalation of asbestos fibers also increases the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma.
- Cardiomegaly may also manifest as an indirect effect of increased resistance to blood flow to the lungs.
Asbestos fibers in the old plaster are often put back into circulation in the running air of your home, and therefore, the one your family exudes. Despite the lack of notoriety of this case, the courts ruled that decontamination costs were to be borne by the seller for vice-hidden. In this 2005 judgment, the court recognized that the asbestos problem was not legislated at the time of the transaction, prior to the 2000s.
Once an opening in plaster has to be made, for example in new electrical outlets, or as soon as renovation work is carried out, for example, the entire wall is cut down.
Who to work with?
In some cases, such as the latter, it is necessary to confine the work site to negative pressure and to install a system to capture dust and debris in their entirety. In statistical terms, the causes of asbestos-related diseases are the main cause of deaths compensated by CNESST, as specified by the INSPQ. Do business with professionals recognized for your work.