An asbestos abatement project is currently underway at the Gifford Gardens Apartment Complex in Gifford, Florida. After a November 16th vote to demolish the vacant 55-unit complex that has turned into a hub of criminal activity recently, the process has begun with the necessary asbestos removal.
Asbestos is a mineral that, for years, was used in a variety of construction materials before the public became aware of its potentially hazardous health effects like mesothelioma and lung cancer. The asbestos in the Gifford Gardens apartment complex appears to be in ceiling plaster acting as a fire retardant. Asbestos use in building products was so common because of its unique resistance to heat, friction, electrical, and chemical damage.
The removal of the asbestos will adhere to a strict set of safety guidelines to prevent workers and neighbors from any potential exposure to asbestos. The asbestos removal team from All Phase Solutions have enclosed the work site with plastic sheeting and created an asbestos shower in the entrance for workers to shower before leaving to eliminate the potential for asbestos to leave the work enclosure. Additionally, all of the workers will be putting on breathing filters before entering the construction zone.
Have you or a loved one been potentially exposed to asbestos or been diagnosed with mesothelioma? An asbestos attorney may be able to help you with your situation.