Hazardous materials are precisely what they say – Hazardous. They are exceedingly dangerous and can cause significant illnesses to you and your family. When it comes to hazardous materials, many people do not realize how severe illnesses can become. Colorado Hazardous Environmental wants to better educate everyone on hazardous materials and how dangerous they are. Our goal is to make certain everyone is protected. Below we will discuss some of the many illnesses that stem from different hazardous materials.


Asbestos exposure causes many severe illnesses. Asbestos is probably the most dangerous of the materials on this list. Asbestos is known to cause the following:

• Mesothelioma
• Lung Cancer
• Pleural Thickening
• Pleural Effusions
• Severe Coughing
• Trouble Breathing
• Respiratory Illnesses

As you can see, asbestos exposure is highly hazardous. If you have asbestos, please contact a professional.


Mold is a fungus and causes respiratory illnesses. Some people react worse than others, but the symptoms are usually the same. Mold causes the following:

• Allergy Symptoms
• Coughing
• Sneezing
• Itchy or Watery Eyes
• Hay Fever
• Fevers
• Respiratory Illnesses

Mold removal is a delicate process, and all mold must be removed, or it will regrow.

Lead Paint

Lead paint does not usually affect healthy adults. However, it can have devastating effects on young children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Lead paint is still found in some homes and can cause the following:

• Irritability
• Behavioral Problems
• Cognitive Issues
• Comas
• Digestive Problems
• Death

Lead paint causes many symptoms and can cause severe harm. If your home has lead paint, have it removed by a professional.

As you can see, the above hazardous materials are hazardous and can cause major illnesses. If you have any of the above in or on your property, you must have them removed by a certified professional such as Colorado Hazardous Environmental. Our team has the knowledge, equipment, and tools to safely remove and dispose of all hazardous materials from your property.