Asbestos is widely believed to be the cause of lung conditions including cancer. If you disturb materials containing asbestos, you risk breathing in the dust containing asbestos fibres, which can get lodged in your lungs.
These fibres will eventually cause health problems, but may not arise for fifteen years or more, with some people suffering their first symptoms over half a century later.
Asbestos is most commonly found in places like garage roofing and artex wall and ceiling coverings. Never drill into these areas if you believe they might contain asbestos. Instead, get expert advice before tampering with the area from a qualified and licensed asbestos contractor in Manchester. You can get a free quote using the form on the right.