3 Life Threatening Risks Of Overexposure To Asbestos

There are very many dangers associated with asbestos, specifically inhalation of asbestos fibers. This is to emphasis the removal and avoidance of removing asbestos by ourselves in the case of renovating old houses. If you live in areas like Montreal where asbestos was often used, make sure you find a good asbestos removal service. The diseases most associated with asbestos are:

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is associated with the pleura (lining of the lungs) and peritoneum (the lining that surrounds the lower digestive tract). it is almost always directly related to ingestion or inhalation of asbestos fibers and the worst thing about it is that by the time of its diagnosis it is usually too late to help in the situation and as such almost always fatal

Asbestosis

This condition occurs after heavy inhalation of asbestos fibers over a prolonged period of time. It affects the lungs. It is usually associated in shortness of breath, which becomes worse over time, hastens if exposure continues but either way, progresses even if the exposure is stopped. In severe cases, where the persons having the diseases are not removed from the surroundings with the asbestos, it is usually fatal.

Pleural thickening

This is a condition that those exposed to a heavy amount of air that has asbestos fibers get. The lining of the lungs (also referred to as Pleura) swells and becomes very thick. Overtime, the lung volume decreases to the thickening walls leading to shortness of breathe .and chest discomforts and complications.

It is also very important to note that people who smoke and are exposed to asbestos fibers at some points usually have a higher potency to developing lung cancer as compared to those who are not exposed to asbestos fibers.