Warnings

 

We would like to advise anyone who does not have common sense enough to know that when you are entering buildings that are “abandoned” to wear a respirators . Also please know that if the building appears to be “abandon” someone owns it somewhere, so you are trespassing, breaking the law.  So if you have the desire to trespass make sure you and your team have respirators.

 

“Asbestos-Related Health Risks

 Asbestos exposure can lead to lung cancer, asbestosis, or mesothelioma later in life. Ovarian cancer, cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are sometimes linked to asbestos.”

“Damage and deterioration will increase the friability of asbestos-containing materials.” This means when building are falling apart the deterioration causing the particles of asbestos to float in the air which then is inhaled.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/facts_6146779_safety-masks-asbestos-mold.html#ixzz2K02WBC4Q

 

“Mold-Related Health Risks

 Certain forms of mold can lead to minor ailments such as allergies, or very dangerous health issues such as neurological problems or compromised immune systems.”

 Read more:  http://ehs.okstate.edu/MODULES/Asbestos/asbharm.htm

 

Abandoned Mines and Quarries

“The dangers inside an abandoned mine can be life-threatening, and experts say entering one is quite literally suicidal.

Dangers include:

Old mines may contain radon, radioactive material or abandoned explosives”

 

“Building materials, such as asbestos insulation, asbestos floor and ceiling tile and lead-based paint.

Biological hazards, such as mold or animal feces.

Hazardous waste, oil, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or chemicals such as mercury and acids may be present in abandoned commercial or industrial buildings.”

 

Read more: http://www4.nau.edu/itep/waste/HazSubMap/twrap_HzSubMap_AbanBldgs.asp