- 23 January 2019 | By Jonathan
What are the health risks of asbestos?
Asbestos is a material that was widely used in the construction industry until it was banned in 1999 due to newly discovered health concerns. Asbestos has now been proven to be extremely dangerous to our health and is responsible for nearly 5,000 deaths every year.
The handling and disposal of asbestos has, therefore, become heavily regulated to safeguard those against the serious health risks and dangers that it poses.
Asbestos can cause the following fatal and serious diseases:
Asbestosis relates to pulmonary fibrosis which translates into laymen terms as lung scarring. The sever scarring condition is a result of heavy exposure to asbestos over many years. The condition has the same effect of a scarring of the lungs caused by smoking; including shortness of breath and fatigue
Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and the lining that surrounds the lower digestive tract. This type of cancer is almost exclusively related to asbestos exposure and it is almost always fatal.
Asbestos-related lung cancer
This type of cancer can is strikingly similar, and can often get confused with lung cancer that is caused by smoking. It’s estimated that there is around one lung cancer for every mesothelioma death.
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