Who are at risk of asbestos diseases?

You may ask anyone at risk of fatal cancer mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. In previous articles I've discussed the dangers of asbestos exposure for health. It was horrible when we contracted cancer from asbestos exposure, mesothelioma it. We may not want children, parents, brothers, and our mesothelioma disease.

Naturally this disease, such as asbestos jobsites mines, processing plants, and manufacturing plants where asbestos products were made, have a legacy of high occupational exposure. Maybe every person exposed to asbestos at some time during their lives. The low level of asbestos in the air, water, and soil. However, there are many other jobsites such as Shipyards, auto-manufacturing plants, metalworks, oil refineries, power plants, and chemical plants that also share a long history of asbestos exposure as well. Those who worked at these jobsites during the 1900's were probably exposed to a number of asbestos-containing products and materials and are now at risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.

At risk of asbestos:
  • People who worked in the shipping trade, mining and milling of asbestos
  • Insulation work in construction and building trade
  • Demolition workers, wall Removers
  • Firefighters.
  • Car mechanic
  • Trainman
  • Technician. Asbestos
  • ABRI
  • And also the car workers may be exposed to asbestos fibers

We recommend that if after contact with the people who work in jobs above and related objects that contain asbestos, be examined by you to the specialist.

Danger Asbestos Exposure For Health

The greatest danger to the health of asbestos exposure is able to increase the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma (a Relatively rare cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen). People may be exposed to asbestos in their workplace, their communities, or their homes. If products containing asbestos are disturbed, tiny asbestos fibers are released into the water. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the Lungs and remain there for a long time. Over time, these fibers can accumulate and cause scarring and inflammation, which can affect breathing and lead to serious health problems.

Although statistics have shown a growing number of individuals who have never worked with asbestos are suffering with asbestos-related illness, most documented cases of such diseases are caused by occupational exposure. Naturally, such as asbestos jobsites mines, processing plants, and manufacturing plants where asbestos products were made, have a legacy of high occupational exposure.

In addition to lung cancer and mesothelioma, several studies showing the relationship between asbestos exposure and gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer, and increased risk for throat cancer, kidney, esophagus, and gallbladder. However, the evidence is not convincing. Asbestos exposure can also increase the risk of Asbestosis (inflammatory condition affecting the lungs which can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and permanent lung damage).

Asbestos Uses

Uses Asbestos was once commonly used in many construction and materials industries. Previously been discussed that the asbestos fiber is very resistant to heat, fire, and chemicals and does not conduct electricity. For these reasons, asbestos has a high appeal was sought in industrial projects, and provided that the asbestos in many capacities.

Actually, asbestos has been mined and used commercially in North America since the late 1800s. Its use is increasing along spikes in demand need to provide the efforts of World War II. From since then, asbestos was used in many industries.

  • The building and construction industries have used it for strengthening cement and plastics as well as for insulation, roofing, fireproofing, and sound absorption.
  • The automotive industry uses asbestos in vehicle brake shoes and clutch pads.
  • The shipbuilding industry has used asbestos to insulate boilers, steam pipes, and hot water pipes.
  • Asbestos has also been used in ceiling and floor tiles; paints, coatings, and Adhesives; and plastics.
  • In addition, asbestos has been found in vermiculite-containing garden products and some talc-containing crayons.
  • And there are many other uses of asbestos.

In the year 1989 in the previous study concluded that asbestos is carcinogenic, leading to the Environmental Protection Agency's ban of asbestos.