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Q:Why is asbestos dangerous for human health?
Q:I might have inhaled asbestos before. Would it cause any problem?
Q:I found material which looks like asbestos on the surface of the building. What should I do?
Q:Architectural material containing asbestos is used in the building. What should I do?
Q:What is “ND-Lock”?
Q:What should I do if I would like to ask for the asbestos removal work?

Why is asbestos dangerous for human health?

Asbestos fibers are extremely thin and easily air-borne so that human beings could inhale it easily. Once air-borne asbestos fibers are inhaled, they remain in the lung and may cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

I might have inhaled asbestos before. Would it cause any problem?

A part of asbestos inhaled into the human body would be eliminated from the body, by being mixed into phlegm as a foreign body. However, it is said that, in case that you inhale a large amount of asbestos or a large asbestos fragment, they would remain in your lung. If you inhale a large amount of asbestos over a long period of time, it can pose a higher risk. If you are extremely concerned about the risk, please visit nearby specialized medical institutions such as workmen’s compensation hospitals.
We recommend those who are dealing with, or have dealt with asbestos to go for a medical examination regularly. Please also note that a business owner is required by the Industrial Safety and Health Law to let workers engaging in scraping or repairing buildings which contain asbestos undergo a medical examination.

I found material which looks like asbestos on the surface of the building. What should I do?

It is necessary to analyze and investigate whether the sprayed material is actually asbestos or not. Please contact us so that a person in charge will visit you to take a sample and provide you results of the analytical test after analyzing the sample. In case that asbestos is contained in the sample, we can offer the asbestos removal work. Please feel free to inquire.

Architectural material containing asbestos is used in the building. What should I do?

Although material containing asbestos are used in various parts of the building, it is unlikely to fly around in a normal life. Accordingly, it can be said that it rarely affects the human body. However, in case of smashing or processing the material, special care is required as asbestos becomes air-borne.

What is “ND-Lock”?

“ND-Lock” is the red-brown liquid consisting of calcium polysulfide (CaSx). It prevents asbestos fibers from flying into the air by chemically decomposing asbestos and utilizing the precipitate generated from the drying process.
“ND-Lock” has been approved by the minister of land, infrastructure and transportation as a medical agent used for the asbestos-containment work (which aims to prevent asbestos fibers from flying into the air by spraying fixation agents into air-borne asbestos).

What should I do if I would like to ask for the asbestos removal work?

Please contact us so that a person in charge will visit you to check on the condition of asbestos and suggest the best way to treat it.