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What Kind Of Health Problems Does Asbestos Cause?

Asbestos is a dangerous material that can cause serious health problems if it is not handled or removed properly. Asbestos is a mineral that was once commonly used in many industrial and commercial applications because of its fire-resistant and insulating properties. However, it has since been found that asbestos can cause serious health problems if it is disturbed and the fibers become airborne. Health problems associated with asbestos exposure include asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. 

  • Asbestosis: A chronic lung disease caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain.
  • Lung cancer: The most common type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Symptoms include coughing, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.
  • Mesothelioma: A type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, chest, or abdomen

It is a complex and expensive matter to remove asbestos and should be done by an experienced professional. When disturbing an asbestos product, maximum precautions must be taken to safeguard the workers and anybody else who may be nearby. Asbestos dust must remain within the work area so that it cannot be breathed in by unprotected persons.

If you think you may have been exposed to asbestos, it is important to see a doctor right away. Early diagnosis is essential for the best possible outcome. There is no cure for asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma, but treatment can help improve symptoms and extend life expectancy.

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