Asbestos in schools is still a threat for our children

There are multiple cases currently around the United States that multiple schools may be a risk of asbestos exposure. Many schools that were developed a few decades ago may most certain have asbestos related materials through the entire building. When the school was built and if it was built in the 1970’s asbestos related material will be located throughout the entire school. In the united States the is still a very high percentage of school that were built before the 1980’s. Asbestos was manufactured and produced in all types of products and building materials. The mineral asbestos had a lot of strong attributes but little did the majority of the companies know that asbestos in an inhalable form will cause to be fatal.

The material asbestos can be found in:

  • Cement
  • Floor & Ceiling Tiles
  • Floor & wall plaster
  • Piping (As a heat resistance protective)
  • Insulation
  • Drywall

When a maintenance crew will work on certain projects throughout the school, when major work it needed it can disturb asbestos containing materials listed above. When the school staff will start to deteriorate, asbestos fibers and dust can be inhaled. The seriousness of this disease is lead to believe by some people that it only takes one asbestos fiber material to enable you to develop a disease associated with asbestos exposure. Students, teachers and other school member are at are increased risk for serious lung conditions. The team at Mesowatch offers free and valuable information regarding asbestos exposure information at and how to proceed if you or a loved one have been exposed to and are showing symptoms of asbestos exposure.