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Asbestos App Improves Safety, Offers Protection From Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases

Among those who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, there are countless victims who say that had they only known that asbestos was present, they would have protected themselves, or avoided the substance entirely. Though this level of information may not have been available in the past, efforts are being made to improve workplace safety and awareness. One of the most exciting examples of this is the development of an app that was announced recently in the United Kingdom. Risk Management company Lucion Services worked hand in hand with engineers at Northumbria University to create an asbestos risk data application to allow those in the construction industry to easily and immediately assess the asbestos dangers present in a building and make strategic decisions based on the information it provides.

Asbestos is the mineral that causes malignant mesothelioma, and because it is still present in countless buildings that were constructed prior to the 1980s, workers doing demolition or renovation work need to be particularly cautious before taking any action that will disturb it, sending it into the air where it could be inhaled or ingested. The new app uses information that is stored in a database and combines it with historical data on particular buildings and site survey reports to create a 3D model of any building. The model is extremely granular, and includes room representations and pop-up boxes to warn of areas where asbestos represents a risk.

Speaking of the importance of reducing the risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, Lucion CEO Patrick Morton said, “It’s essential that clear information is provided to everyone involved in the supply chain or with access to a building. This can minimize the potential risks associated with exposure to asbestos-containing materials during refurbishment or building works.” The company is working with those in various industries to expand its uses and applications. Morton continued, “The new NexGen app is already proving to be a valuable weapon in the fight against the dangers of asbestos. It provides surveyors working onsite with a better idea of potentially hazardous materials, cutting the risk to health and safety.

This technology could have made a significant difference for countless workers exposed to asbestos and sickened by mesothelioma. If you or someone you love has been affected by this disease and you need assistance, contact us today at 1-800-966-2244.