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Winter Illness or Asbestos Exposure?

Winter brings a lot of illnesses. Colds, the flu, and respiratory illnesses are all common during the winter. Sadly, your winter illness could be asbestos exposure. Many people are diagnosed with winter illnesses when in reality they are sick from asbestos exposure. Below Asbestos Abatement will help you understand the differences.

What are some of the symptoms that are the same?

Asbestos and regular winter illnesses have a lot of the same symptoms. Some of those symptoms include:

  • Allergies
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Aching
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Fatigue

These symptoms are both from asbestos and regular winter illnesses. How do you find out if it is asbestos or just common winter sicknesses?

Have an Asbestos Test

This is a simple test that is done on your entire home. It helps to see if your home has asbestos and what should be done about it. You should only have testing from a certified and licensed asbestos abatement company.

See a Doctor

If your winter illnesses have gone on for more than a week and are relatively constant, it could mean you have been exposed to asbestos or possibly mold. Either one is very dangerous. It is important if you think you have been exposed to tell your doctor. They will need to run specialized tests.

What are symptoms of asbestos exposure that do not mimic allergies?

Some of the symptoms of asbestos exposure do not act like any other illness. The symptoms are severe and can be life threating. 

  • Swelling of the Neck and Face
  • Crackling Cough
  • Cancer
  • Infections of the Lining of your Abdomen, Lungs, and Heart
  • Severe Respiratory Problems

The above are serious illnesses, and you should be seen by a doctor immediately. If you think you have been exposed or have any of the symptoms above, see a doctor. Time could be of the essence.

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