The post was written by Krista Peterson, a recent graduate from the University of Central Florida and an aspiring writer. She has a passion for the health and wellness of our environment and community which is why she discusses such issues in her writings. She enjoys spreading awareness of greener and healthier living through her articles. In her spare time, she likes to read, write, and do yoga. Feel free to email her to continue the discussion.
Is there asbestos or lead hiding in your home?
For those of us who love living green, natural is a good thing. If something is natural, it means that we can trust the products and what it’s intended to do for us. But not everything that’s natural is good for us. If you’re thinking of turning that house of yours green, be on the lookout for environmental toxins like lead and asbestos that may snatch your well-earned health right from under you and your family.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive lung and stomach cancer. Mesothelioma symptoms are latent for 20-50 years, and thus diagnosis is often delayed until the cancer has spread to other vital organs. If you or your loved ones are experiencing symptoms, it is important that you see a doctor and request a cancer screening. To avoid asbestos contamination, make sure that you have your home tested for asbestos before doing any major renovations. Due to the poor mesothelioma life expectancy rates, this is not an issue to take lightly. Being careful means being healthy.
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