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What are the Health Effects of Asbestos?

Updated: May 27


Did you know that asbestos fibers enter the body through breathing? Asbestos is the most hazardous when it’s friable which refers to when the asbestos is easily crumbled in your hand which then releases fibers into the air. Mold and mildew is a silent killer that mold experts like Air Methods can help you and your business with. If you don’t do lead testing, black mold treatment, mold and remediation, or mold cleaning, it leaves the question, what are the health effects of asbestos?



Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling the asbestos fibers. Even though Asbestos is a natural mineral, it causes mild to severe breathing problems. Prolonged exposure can cause lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. One way to help prevent this type of illness is Asbestos air testing.

Lung Cancer

It’s not just the “smoker’s disease” as lung cancer is the largest cause for deaths related to asbestos exposure. When your line of work includes mining, milling, and manufacturing, asbestos exposure is more common.



Mesothelioma

Again people who regularly work in mines, mills and factories have a higher risk of asbestos exposure which can also lead to Mesothelioma. This is a rare form of cancer that occurs in the membrane lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen and rarely heart.


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