Removal and disposal of asbestos and eternit*
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASBESTOS AND ETERNIT? LET'S CLEAR
Even today, some people mistakenly use the term 'Eternit as a synonym for asbestos. In fact, Eternit is a registered trademark of the Etex company, which once produced the well-known modular roofing systems that contained asbestos mixed with cement. The laws' provisions that, first of all, obliged the removal of roofs containing asbestos, have probably produced the incorrect association of the two terms.
WHY WAS ASBESTOS USED?
Asbestos is a product of mineral origin, used for the production of a large variety of products for civil and industrial use. Since it hinders the transmission of thermal energy, protects from flames and is chemically resistant to acids, asbestos has found application in numerous civil and industrial sectors. It has been used in many production sectors such as for example in construction in the form of slabs, tiles, flocked on walls and ceilings, etc. or as a thermal insulator.
THE HARMFULNESS OF ASBESTOS
Thanks to many medical-scientific and diagnostic studies given by the observation of cases of serious pathologies affecting operators working the mineral, it has been discovered that asbestos has the ability to be reduced into very small elements and to mix in the air. The transformation into 'breathable' microelements that penetrate the deepest parts of the respiratory system of those who come into contact with them, causes the organism to react. However, the immune system is unable to expel or process the asbestos microfibers, generating a cyclical inflammatory reaction that could lead to cancerous formations.
ASBESTOS IS AN OUTLAW PRODUCT
Precisely because of its harmfulness, asbestos was outlawed in 1992. In Italy its extraction, processing, import and, above all, its use is prohibited.
THE REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS
Removal and / or storage is a delicate issue that requires the intervention of specialized companies that operate in compliance with each of the safety procedure.
ISOVIT, thanks to qualified and highly experienced technicians, is able to solve any decontamination problem, offering a complete service. The procedure is:
- Inspection by specialized technicians to verify the presence or absence of materials containing asbestos
- Environmental due diligence.
- Static / dynamic decontamination in confined area.
- Decontamination with Glove-Bag system.
- Decontamination of cement / asbestos slabs (eternit).
- Writing a Work Plan and managing all relations with local health authorities with territorial jurisdiction.
- Environmental analysis and site assessment.
- Loading, transporting and disposal of absestos waste to authorized landfills.
All our staff working in asbestos removal have the qualification certificates and did recurring medical examinations to prove their health suitability for the tasks performed.