New Warning Signs of Asbestosis

March 18, 2017
What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals. Asbestos minerals are made up of fine, durable fibers and are resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals. Once called the "miracle mineral" for such properties, asbestos was used in a slew of everyday products, from building materials to fireproof protective gear. It is now widely known that exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a fatal cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, as well as other cancers and lung-related illnesses.

Asbestos is commonly used as a raw material of the building because the rated fireproof, durable and efficient cover material (cheap). Because it is aware of the importance of health and the dangers of asbestos for the body, in some advanced countries in the world, asbestos is no longer used as building materials.
Asbestos can cause a number of serious diseases. These includ
e cancer, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and lung disease in non-cancer such as asbestosis, pleural plaques and pleural thickening. Each year in the world, hundreds of people die from asbestos-related disease. This material is already in common use before the health hazards.

Asbestos was a common building material

Asbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals. It is strong and heat resistant, which is why it was widely used in a range of products.

Asbestos has been used in roofing, asbestos cement sheets and pipes, clutch and brake linings, insulation, building materials, boilers, electrical fittings, gaskets, floor tiles, plastics, textiles and other products.

The risk of exposure to asbestos
When the fibers inhaled through respiratory, asbestos can pose a danger to health.

The use of asbestos as a building material in the House generally poses no health risk unless the asbestos has been damaged (cracked or broken), or already shaken or bypassed airflow. Dust containing asbestos fibers can also be generated when building materials containing asbestos are handled by the building workers, such as when nailed, drilled, sanded or cut. Often also the dust left over from the results of this work are still clinging to the asbestos materials and windblown, or falling down (if the asbestos materials serve as a ceiling or roof tile replacement) that will eventually be inhaled by occupants of the House.

Asbestos exposure has been associated with various diseases such as:

Pleural plaques-pleural thickening of tissue on the network (membranes) of the lungs.
Asbestosis-formation network progressive tissue in the lungs.
Lung cancer-can occur after a decade after exposure to asbestos. Smokers and building workers are most at risk.
Mesothelioma-a type of cancer that affects the pleura. This can happen after a decade since exposure to asbestos.

Prevent exposure to asbestos
When handling asbestos or asbestos-containing materials is possible, some precautions must be made. This precaution is to reduce the risk of a construction worker from exposure to asbestos dust may be minimal.

Wear the full outfit, hat and gloves.
Always work in a ventilated area.
Wear a mask.
Prior to being processed, should dampen the surface so that the ashes were not asbestos fluttering.
Wherever possible avoid using drill in asbestos processing and it's good to prepare your vacum cleaner for absorbing dust asbestos.
After the work is completed. Off Your work clothes and store it properly. Then wash.
The clothing used in the work should not be washed together with other clothes.


To overcome the symptoms treatment can be done by clearing the mucus from the lungs by means of postural drainage, chest percussion, and vibration. Patients will be given medication of mucus-thinning, if necessary be given oxygen, either through a hose or plastic facemask. When needed it will do lung transplant. Mesotelioma can be very fatal, even chemotherapy are not much useful and tumor removal does not cure cancer.
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