Posted by: 3146bj
Posted: 20th Oct 2011
stretch says: this is great that the same company gets the thumbs up
what do they do with the product they have removed from your homes in australia they generally burry it and then the...
Sorry to disillusion you, stretch, but buried asbestos does not "leach upwards" as you claim. Asbestos is a silicon crystal based fibre and is not water soluble, so it cannot leach into of the soil. The only risk to humans from buried asbestos is disturbance of the packaging and exposure to the atmosphere with consequent fibres spread into the air.
The damage it causes in human lungs (asbestosis) is mechanical, from flying fibres, i.e. scratching or scouring of the lung lining, which becomes the basis for further damage to the lining, such as mesothelioma. Returning asbestos to the ground in an area where it will not be disturbed to produce airborne fibres is the safest method of disposal. Reply