How Asbestos Exposure is Associated With Diseases & Risks?

Asbestos is a natural mineral having a tendency to release its fibers in the air

When these asbestos fibers are inhaled, they get trapped between the linings of lungs

These fibers can remain there for several decades and can even become the cause of Lung Cancer

The biggest problem treating diseases due to asbestos exposure is that symptoms appear too late

People having long term asbestos exposure show symptoms like  neck/face swelling, persistent cough, pain in the chest

So, who are at the risk of developing asbestos related diseases?

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Workers engaged in asbestos mining
Firefighters
Shipbuilding trades
Construction workers

Diseases caused due to asbestos exposure:
Lung cancer
Asbestosis, 
Mesothelioma
Cancer of GI tract


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