Silica is a substance found in stone, gravel, clay, and sand. When these materials are used in construction, silica shards can be released in the form of dust that can be harmful to breathe in. If your home or business has recently undergone renovations or construction involving these materials, it might be a good idea to schedule our silica testing services.
Here’s why it’s so important.
- A harmful substance: Silica dust can be harmful when inhaled and has been known to cause health issues, including silicosis, lung cancer, kidney disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Silica testing can help determine if there is any silica dust in your space, so you can properly remove it before it causes any health concerns for you or your loved ones.
- Concerning exposure: When you have silica dust in the air or on your property, anyone in the area could be harmfully exposed to silica. The health risks only get worse the longer someone is exposed. Silica testing can either assure you that your home or work site is safe or figure out how much silica dust is present and determine a plan of action.
- Reassurance of safety: Even if you’re confident that your property was properly cleared of any materials or traces of silica dust, silica testing can still be important to give you that extra confidence that your property is truly safe.
It’s important to know what you’ve been exposed to during or after a construction or renovation project. Contact us today if you would like to learn more or to schedule our silica testing services.