Asbestos has been found in many areas of homes and businesses, both old and new. While many people are still unsure of how dangerous asbestos exposure can be, we know the truth. At Asbestos Abatement Services, our goal is to educate and protect you from asbestos exposure. One of the many ways we do that is through education. Blogs are a gateway of information to better help and protect yourself from asbestos exposure. Below, we will discuss asbestos-related illnesses and why asbestos is so hazardous to you and your family.
Asbestos exposure was once only seen in men, as they were exposed through their jobs. We saw men with severe asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma and lung cancer. Today, we are seeing women and even young children with asbestos-related illnesses. Children are usually affected by secondary asbestos exposure, but we see them exposed in their own homes.
Mesothelioma is a severe cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. It can affect the lung, heart, and stomach and is very aggressive. Lung cancer is also commonly associated with asbestos exposure. Other illnesses such as asbestosis, pleural thickening, and lung scarring are also severe and only caused by asbestos exposure. All asbestos-related illnesses affect the respiratory system and can cause trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing, and lack of oxygen. These types of severe illnesses are reason enough to see the dangers that asbestos exposure poses to the public.
Asbestos exposure is occurring more and more in homes. This can be stopped by having an asbestos test administered on your property. This is the only way to know for sure if you do have asbestos-containing materials on your property. Asbestos is hazardous and should be removed from homes and businesses immediately. Keep your family safe and be proactive against asbestos exposure.