Asbestos is an extremely dangerous mineral that has been repeatedly banned and regulated across the world. Although it used to be very common, after seeing the affects breathing in this deadly mineral had on people, governments across the world have been trying to lessen the amount of exposure people have to this chemical. That is why people who think they are above the law and can use asbestos any way they want must be stopped. A man in Rue de la Val de la Mare du Sud, St Peter, was recently found to have improperly disposed of asbestos contaminated tiles in his backyard, exposing anyone in the surrounding vicinity to the asbestos.
It is very important that people responsibly dispose of their asbestos and don’t just dump them in their backyards to wreak havoc on the environment. John Andrew Rabet of Rue de la Val de la Mare du Sud, St Peter did not properly dispose of the roofing tiles that he was removing on his house. These tiles contained asbestos, and every time he disturbed them, a cloud of airborne asbestos filled the air and contaminated the area. Although most diseases that develop from asbestos exposure, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, develop after a person has inhaled asbestos for a long period of time, damage can still be done to the lungs through a short period of exposure like the one John Andrew Rabet went through.
Although John Andrew Rabet most likely did not know the consequences of attempting to remove his asbestos contaminated tiles, he will still have to pay to have the asbestos properly removed from the area. He also was charged with one offense of improperly removing waste materials that will result in pollution. If you ever have something that needs to be removed, but may contain asbestos, it is important to have it removed by a professional asbestos abatement company.