It is a disease in which asbestos fibers become deposited in the lungs, causing an inflammatory reaction followed by hardening of the affected area(no longer functional). With repeated exposure to asbestos, the lungs become increasingly damaged, causing a reduction in the amount of air that can enter the lungs. This will most likely cause fatigue and in the later stages, a lack of oxygen.
Long-term exposure to asbestos is also a potential cause of mesothelioma, a very aggresive form of cancer, affecting the pleura(a membrane on the outside of the lungs and innermost chest wall). Lung cancer can also be caused by asbestos.
Asbestos is a widely used material, because of its great resistance to heat and endurance. It can be found in car disk breaks, fire walls, some types of roofs etc. Asbestosis is usually an occupational disease, affecting workers directly exposed to asbestos.
by Glemoh101 7 years ago
I heard about rare lung cancer called mesothelioma.What is mesothelioma? produces
by ngureco 6 years ago
Can The Asbestos Roofing Common In Many Places In Still Be Capable Of Causing Cancer?Should Such Asbestos Roofing Be Removed Bearing In Mind Those Living In Such Houses Are Very Poor? Is It Safe To Harvest Rain Water From Asbestos Roofs?
by mystyle143 8 years ago
As we all know, mesothelioma is a dangerous type of cancer disease, asbestos is the only reason for this, my question is that, how can we eliminate the use of asbestos in building material or is it possible to closed down asbestos exposing factories? is it possible? as it is a serious challenge for...
by Melanie Palen 18 months ago
How does mesothelioma start?I've been hearing a lot about mesothelioma in the press as well the link between this cancer and asbestos. What is it about asbestos that causes mesothelioma?
by sandra rinck 9 years ago
Is there any hubbers out there who have lost someone to mesothelioma? I am just wondering.
by MomsTreasureChest 6 years ago
Do you know anyone who has mesothelioma?If so, can you tell us what their job or profession is or was? Do you know if their job may have contributed to the mesothelioma cancer diagnosis?
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