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Dangers of Asbestos Exposure on Human Health
Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment. Because it is resistant to heat, fire, chemicals and electricity conduction, Asbestos is a widely used component in the industrial sector.
Although asbestos has several useful applications, people are negatively affected by exposure to it. The risks of asbestos to our health increases with the number of fibres inhaled, in fact. Although it takes time for asbestos-related diseases to develop and manifest, they may become life-threatening when left untreated.
Here are the common diseases linked to asbestos exposure:
Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that may result in respiratory impairment. The disease involves a widespread interstitial fibrosis, which is the accumulation of scar tissue between the alveoli or over the lungs. When the fibres induce scarring or inflammation, it can affect a person’s breathing.
The type of cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs or the abdominal cavity is called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare disease, affecting 0.3 in every 100,000 females and one in every 100,000 males. It takes around 20 to 50 years for the disease to manifest in the body.
Lung cancer is the most common disease that can be linked to long-term asbestos exposure. The fact that it can place people at risk of developing cancer has caused experts to classify asbestos as a known human carcinogen in many medical institutions. Those who work in the industrial sector are most at risk of the disease - even more so if they are regular smokers.
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