Risk Factors Associated with Asbestos and the Importance of Asbestos Removal – Central Valley Environmental


Since the 1900s, doctors have been studying the adverse effects of asbestos and, to this day, many studies have been conducted outlining all of the potential dangers of airborne asbestos. From retroperitoneal fibrosis to lung and mesothelioma cancer, asbestos is a lethal weapon that can endanger the lives of anyone exposed to it.

That is why Central Valley Environmental offers business and homeowners a number of asbestos abatement treatments to prevent a small problem from escalating into something more serious. Unlike other asbestos removal companies, Central Valley Environment works carefully to ensure that each instance of asbestos is identified and treated appropriately, all for an affordable price.

The Risk Factors Associated with Asbestos

Although it is commonly known that asbestos is dangerous, there are certain factors that can affect your risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.

  • The size, chemical makeup, and shape of the asbestos fibres
  • The source of the exposure
  • The duration of exposure time
  • The amount of asbestos you are exposed to
  • Personal risk factors (smoking, lung disease)

In particular, the combination of smoking and exposure to asbestos increases the risk for developing lung cancer more than any other factor. Workers who smoke and are aware of asbestos in their building should be discouraged from smoking.

Evidence of Asbestos-Related Diseases

If you suspect that you may have an asbestos-related disease, there are several symptoms that you can look out for:

  • Weight loss
  • Anaemia
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Pain in chest
  • Coughing blood
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swollen neck or face
  • Shortness of breath
  • A persistent cough that keeps getting worse

Central Valley Environmental and other asbestos removal companies can get rid of your asbestos problem and help you breathe easier.

At Central Valley Environmental, we have been saving families from the dangers of asbestos poisoning for over 25 years. With offices in Rohnert Park and Fresno, Central Valley Environmental is able to serve most neighborhoods in the Northern and Central California area including Sonoma County, Visalia, Modesto, the Bay Area, and more. Central Valley Environment is LEED certified, compliant with health/safety/environmental regulations, and all contractors are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. For a free consultation, give us a call at (707) 584-1900 for Northern CA or (559) 222-1122 for Central CA.

North Bay Division
135 Utility Court Suite A
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: 707 584 1900

Fresno Corporate Office
3443 W. Gettysburg Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
Phone: 559 222 1122