Asbestos and mold are different in terms of definition, but the effects they have on human health are almost similar. Mold is a fungus that grows in damp places while asbestos is a mineral fiber that is used in the construction industry. When exposed to either mold or asbestos for extended periods of time, your health might get affected. Unfortunately, the effects or symptoms of exposure take quite some time to manifest. This means that by the time you seek medical help, the damage will be severe and the disease will have already spread to greater lengths.
Iris Environmental Laboratories offers mold and asbestos testing and inspection services aimed at keeping your environment as clean and as safe as possible.
Cumberland County is located in New Jersey and it adjoins Gloucester County to the north; Cape May County to the southeast; Atlantic County to the northeast; Kent County to the southwest and Salem County to the northeast. The county was formed from parts of Salem County in January 19, 1748. It has an estimated population of 150,972 residents, making it the county’s 16th largest county. Cumberland County was named after Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, the youngest son of King George II of Ireland and Great Britain.
Cumberland County is home to New Jersey’s only drive-in theatre, which has a rich and unique history that roots back to 1949. Some notable points of interest In Cumberland County include Wheaton Arts, The Maurice River Bluffs Preserve and Belleplain State Forest.
It is a well-known fact that exposure to asbestos leads to a series of health problems like pleural disease, asbestosis and mesothelioma. This has prompted over 55 countries to ban its use, as well as import of asbestos-containing products and materials. It is recommended you test your house for asbestos regardless of the year it was constructed. This is because asbestos-containing materials become a bigger health risk as they become brittle and old. Friction can release asbestos fibers to the air, which when inhaled, can lead to heath complications.
Iris Environmental Laboratories takes samples of various materials in your house and analyzes them in the lab to test for the presence of asbestos.
Mold is a fungal growth that develops on wet materials. Mold spores are a common component of household dust and in large amounts, can pose as a health hazard to humans. Some mold produce mycotoxins, which can lead to neurological problems and in some cases, death. Mold exposure also leads to a series of respiratory problems, especially in asthmatic patients. It can also cause eye and throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, skin irritation and wheezing.
At Iris Environmental Laboratories, we will inspect your premises, test and help you determine the cause of the mold.
Iris Environmental Laboratories has been providing professional mold and asbestos testing and inspection services since 2000. We offer fast turnaround at competitive rates.
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