Video: Fox 5 NY Talks to RTK About Steam Pipe Explosion, Asbestos Contamination

RTK gives sound advice on the possible health affects of the massive steam pipe explosion at 21st and 5th in NYC. Asbestos was spewed for blocks, and the cleanup has just begun. Here’s what you need to know to protect your health.

Asbestos is a carcinogen that can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis and other serious respiratory ailments. Asbestos monitoring by a certified professional can help homeowners and commercial property owners identify potential risks prior to purchase or renovation.

Most asbestos-related diseases don’t arise until years after exposure. Currently in the US, more than 15,000 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases, according to the Environmental Working Group. This number continues to increase.

If you are concerned that your home or workplace was contaminated, please feel free to call us with any questions or to schedule a test.

Today there are an estimated 6 million lead pipes still in operation, servicing at least 10 million Americans. (Vox)

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