Asbestos Exposure â€“ Mesothelioma Solicitors If you have a brief suspicion that your old house may include asbestos in the materials, there are quite a few reasons to be wary. On the other hand, if your house is new, there is not too much to worry about as the use of Asbestos has now been banned in the UK. Generally, if the asbestos has been undisturbed it will not release any fibers and is therefore not considered dangerous. However, if the asbestos is disturbed then you could be in danger. It's important to make sure you verify the materials on a regular basis. It is essential not to touch them and not even repair them on your own. If you observe any signs of deterioration, seek help. The easiest way to solve this problem if you don't want to take down your home is to limit the access to the respective area. However, if you plan to renovate your home, ask help from a professional asbestos removal contractor. From a different point of view, the situation is more severe for those who work with asbestos in the building industry. If they are not aware of the risks, they may end up with severe or even fatal health problems. Once inhaled, the asbestos fibres leave deposits on the lungs. It is a fibrous substance that releases more fibers with every move. At some point, pulmonary cancer can be only one step away. Things are even more severe as you can also be at risk of developing mesothelioma. This specific form of cancer is in most casesfatal. There is an extremely long lag time between exposure to fibres and asbestos dust sometimes varying from 10-40 years which is what makes mesothelioma so deadly as it is often detected in its latter stages make it difficult to treat. Because Mesothelioma is more often than not caused only by exposure to asbestos, there is a very good chance that if someone has exposed you negligently to this substance you could be entitled to compensation. The asbestos mesothelioma claim is very important because you will want to ensure that you are full compensated for your illness. By gaining compensation it means that your quality of life could be improved with access to more treatments and better medical care. With a professional team, you know you can leave yourself in good hands.