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The Dangers of Asbestos

 

Asbestos is a product that is often used in construction. Most commonly used in insulation and other similar construction products. Asbestos has recently been found to be very bad for human health. People who worked in industries where asbestos exposure was high are getting large payouts and are suffering the consequences to being subject to that.

 

The reason it is so dangerous to human health is that it can break down into super small fibers and when breathed in it can get deep into the lungs. There it can cause major problems such as infection and lung cancer. Along with lung cancer, asbestos has been known to cause mesothelioma which is a similar type of cancer in the lung. The most dangerous asbestos is the type that is already broke down into small fibers for installation. A common example of this is blow in installation.

 

Asbestosis is also a very common side effect of asbestos exposure. Although it is not considered as dangerous as cancer, it can still have major effects. Basically, it is when the lungs get damaged from the asbestos entering into them. In its late stages it can cause such trouble breathing that it can cause heart failure.

 

The major factors that can help determine the affects that a person may experience is the amount of exposure a person has had, whether or not there has been other factors such as smoking and a persons age.

 

Obviously, asbestos can be super dangerous and majorly affect anyone who has been exposed. Click this asbestos testing in Sydney for more informations.