Significant Improvement of the Working Environment
Did you know that there can often still be harmful fibers and other historical dust in the air even after thorough vacuuming?
With the FiberbinderMethod®, it is possible to fix health-hazardous asbestos and mineral wool fibers, as well as other historical dust, in a simple and economical way, which would otherwise risk becoming airborne and ending up in the lungs of the craftsmen.
Dust and fibers are both annoying and harmful to health, and craftsmen are a particularly vulnerable group who often work in areas where they risk inhaling both health-hazardous fibers and other historical dust.
Asbestos and mineral wool fibers, especially the smallest dust particles, are harmful to health as these tiny particles and fibers can reach the tiniest branches in the lungs, causing serious lung diseases. The finest fibers can even penetrate the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body.
Asbestos and mineral wool fibers (pre-1997 mineral wool) are the cause of the most serious diseases in both the lungs and other parts of the body, while other historical dust can lead to hypersensitivity reactions in the respiratory tract, asthma, allergies, and other irritations of the mucous membranes in the eyes and respiratory tract.
The most dangerous fibers are also the most difficult to remove using vacuuming. Even after thorough vacuuming and extraction, there is often a high risk that there are still asbestos and mineral wool fibers remaining in cracks, crevices, and other inaccessible areas that cannot be mechanically removed with a vacuum cleaner.
These remaining fibers risk being stirred up when subsequent craftsmen and inspections perform their work, thus posing a risk of the fibers ending up in the lungs of the people working in those areas.
The challenge does not diminish in the coming years, as the green transition in construction and the reuse of existing buildings will lead to even more renovation cases.
As a society, we owe it to the craftsmen who will help us with the green transition to simultaneously focus on the working environment and provide safe and healthy workplaces for them.
The FiberbinderMethod® is a simple and cost-effective approach that significantly improves the working environment and helps solve a major societal challenge.