Exposure to asbestos can be a serious health risk. However, removing asbestos from a home or building is not always the best solution. If, for example, the asbestos is undisturbed and intact, removing the asbestos can in fact be a greater risk than leaving it in place. However, if a renovation or demolition will disturb asbestos containing materials then that material must be removed with proper disposal. Disturbing asbestos can disperse particles into the air, where they can then enter the lungs and cause long-term health problems.