Few homeowners are aware that the remodeling of older homes has the potential to cause toxic asbestos exposure. As a result, necessary precautions to prevent exposure are seldom taken during renovations. Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, is known to cause a range of terminal diseases, such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma (a rare and aggressive cancer). On average, between 2,000 and 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed every year in the United States alone, and the majority of which are diagnosed as pleural mesothelioma. Knowing where to locate potential asbestos-contaminated materials in the home is essential to avoiding exposure. Homeowners are highly advised to avoid these products and to contact a licensed asbestos abatement contractor to have any potential risks professionally assessed. For more information, please visit Asbestos.com, the Web
About Jonathan Osman
Native of Washington DC, living in the land to honor Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg since 2006. Full-time Realtor since '03 and geek my whole life and part-time wanna-be race car driver every chance I can get. I taught over 100k Realtors to use social media for more than just playing Farmville and run a boutique independent real estate firm with the goal of exceeding my clients expectation of what a Realtor can be. Oh - an occasionally I get to do cool stuff, like host a radio show, with the Washington Redskins.