Home improvements can be fun, but you need to take some precautions about any health risks that may arise – especially if there is a chance of any asbestos in your home. Asbestos is a fibrous substance that was frequently used in houses built between the 1930s and 1980s, and is found in things like Artex and textured surfaces. Mesothelioma is a rare and dangerous form of cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure.
Slater and Gordon, who specialise in mesothelioma claims, have made this infographic to help you keep safe whilst doing DIY. It has some great tips on avoiding asbestos and other dangers such as mould, lead piping and the dust from MDF, that may be in your home.
If ever you’re in doubt, it’s always best to call in a professional to do the job for you.
post in collaboration with Slater + Gordon. All thoughts/opinions my own.