Once called the “miracle mineral” for its durable properties, asbestos has now been linked as a contributor to certain cancers such as mesothelioma and other forms of deadly lung cancer. Asbestos was used extensively in the construction of everyday products including protective clothing and construction materials (such as pipe lining, plaster walls and building insulation) which makes this toxic substance hard to find and detect.
As of December 14, 2016 The Canadian Labour Congress has banned the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos in Canada. However, that still leaves the question about how many homes are at risk from asbestos containing materials. How do homeowners in your First Nations community know if their homes are at risk?
According to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, it defines asbestos containing material (ACM) to be material that contains 0.5 per cent or more asbestos by dry weight. The question is whether or not this material poses a health risk to you and your family. This is especially true if the homes in your First Nations community have been built prior to 1985 and will be undergoing renovations. If the homes in your community have been built prior to 1985 they should be tested and inspected for asbestos containing materials.
At Cambium Aboriginal we have a team of indoor air quality experts who specialize in residential and commercial asbestos testing. Our experts are trained and certified to conduct asbestos testing and use only state of the art technology to detect and identify dangerous asbestos containing material in your community’s homes.
Our asbestos testing services include:
- Identifying asbestos containing materials
- Designated substance surveys
- Insulation testing
- Air and bulk sampling
- Sampling and analysis
Our teams of experts use only the highest degree of care and the safest methods of extraction in order to keep your community’s families and members safe from potential exposure. We have years of experience in asbestos testing in First Nations communities so you can rest assured that we will only use the safest methods and equipment available.
We can also help with any administrative guidance you may need including INAC funding applications and assistance.
Contact us to speak with one of our qualified staff members to discuss your circumstances and learn how we can eliminate uncertainties and provide you with practical solutions that are tailored to your First Nation’s specific needs.
Let Cambium Aboriginal help.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation at:
705.657.1126 or 1.844.855.8523