You hear many cases where asbestos is found in houses and in schools. Many people may not know that they may have asbestos until a renovation or remodeling project is done. Not knowing which buildings contain asbestos means that workers can be exposed to the substance during demolition or renovation. This incident happened recently at the House side of the U.S. Capitol. Part of this section, was closed to the public because there might have had a potential release during an ongoing asbestos removal. Samples were collected to determine whether there was potential exposure.

Since work was being done in the area, any sort of disturbance like sanding paint or sawing fiberboard that contains asbestos can release fibers in the air and become a serious health problem. Decaying materials that can be found in buildings can cause a potential asbestos hazard too. Since part of the U.S Capitol is sectioned off, appropriate action is taking place to protect people from this substance. It is important to seek professional assistance if there is asbestos in your environment. Alliance Environmental is a licensed asbestos removal company with extensive experience in properly containing the asbestos, complete decontamination of the site, and lawful disposal of the contaminated materials. To learn more about asbestos, Black Water Law and Got Mold shared an info-graphic on what health issues are caused by exposure to asbestos.