Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used extensively in building products prior to 1980. Its primary use is as an insulator or fire retardant, but many other uses had been developed through the years. Due to this versatility, asbestos can be found in many building materials. Even though the federal government placed a halt on the production of most asbestos products in the early 1970s, installation of these products continued through the late ’70s and even into the early ’80s. Unfortunately, this miracle fiber has been shown to be a health hazard.
The World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency have all classified asbestos as a “known human carcinogen”. Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer have been linked to both prolonged and short term exposure to asbestos fibers.
Asbestosis (scarring of lung tissue) has been associated with high intensity or long term exposure to asbestos fibers and puts individuals at an increased risk of forming both Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer.
Pleural plaques (thickening of the lung wall) have been associated with short term exposure to asbestos fibers.
With these fats, it is understandable that you be concerned of the health effects of exposure to asbestos. Asbestos fibers are microscopic and you may not know you are inhaling asbestos. Environmental Group Inc. (EGI) has the expertise you are looking for in a removal contractor. We have performed Asbestos Removal in some of the largest institutions and corporations, as well as in private homes in every corner of Connecticut.
Safe asbestos abatement requires knowledge, talent, and experience, and EGI offers the expertise on every project we undertake. Our staff has over 40 years of asbestos industry experience.
- We will construct a proper containment with negative pressure to protect you, your family or colleagues.
- Remove the asbestos following all Federal, State, and local regulations
- Dispose of the asbestos material in an EPA approved landfill
- Completely decontaminate the area where we are working
- And pass a 3rd party air test to ensure that it is safe to be reoccupied
Once the project is complete, you will receive a final documentation package with that will include a Waste Shipment Manifest for your records.
Whether it’s a small boiler in your basement or the window caulking in a high rise, we have the experience needed for your project.
Contact us today for a free estimate.