About Asbestos Hazards

About Asbestos Hazards
About Asbestos Hazards

asbestos hazards include mesothelioma lung cancer asbestosis and other cancers. exposure usually occurs in the workplace or at home as asbestos was used as insulation for boilers hot water pipes and steam pipes. some ceiling tiles floor tiles paint plastics and adhesives also contain asbestos.
people who develop pleural plaques from asbestos exposure is a greater risk of developing lung cancer than those who do not. Pleural plaques are bands of scar tissue that forms on the walls of the lungs because of inhaled asbestos fibers. Inhaled asbestos fibers are trapped in the lungs and accumulates scarring of the lungs and causes breathing problems.
asbestosis is an inflammatory lung condition caused by inhalation of asbestos. It causes coughing shortness of breath and permanent lung damage. asbestosis can develop for years without symptoms but X-rays can detect lung damage from asbestos exposure in the early stages.
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer studies on asbestos hazards have shown enough evidence for an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer and larynx cancer in people exposed to asbestos. people exposed to asbestos may be at increased risk of developing cancer of the pharynx esophagus colon and gall bladder. other cancers that have been linked to asbestos hazards in some studies include cancers of the ovary and kidney. While these studies do not provide enough evidence to link asbestos exposure to diagnosis of these cancers directly individuals exposed to asbestos be a greater risk of developing them.

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