June 2009

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There are a variety of issues that go into buying or remodeling a home. After all, it's the place where most will spend a few years and maybe even a lifetime occupying.  One important step deals with the prevention of asbestos.

Asbestos has been banned in the United States since 1980 but for older homes that are often remodeled, it can still be a problem. This is not to say that if you live in a home built before 1980 that you should live in fear.  On the contrary, asbestos is perfectly find as long as it goes undisturbed. Once the fibers are airborne, though, that's when exposure is possible and the risk of future lung ailments rises.

The major medical complication that can arise is a deadly lung cancer called mesothelioma. This can be a very bad

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