Taking on a do-it-yourself home renovation can be a rewarding challenge, but it may also present unseen dangers. This is especially true of older homes that were constructed with materials that are considered to be health hazards today. The level of danger will be variable depending on how old the home is, but the homeowner should take every possible precaution to avoid or limit exposure to dangerous chemicals.
As much as we want to avoid the subject, the reality of asbestos still exists for many people in the world. This guest post by Brenda Panin provides some useful information on the matter.