Who can be exposed to asbestos?

Who can be exposed to asbestos?

  • Workers who worked in an asbestos-heavy industry or those who handled asbestos products
  • People working in the vicinity of boilers and insulated piping
  • Workers who worked in shipyards, aboard navy vessels or on the construction or renovation of commercial building have a greater chance of exposure to asbestos
  • Teachers, students, or other staff members who work in older school buildings are at a risk of exposure to asbestos products like ceiling or floor tiles and people living in old building

 

How can one be exposed to asbestos?

Asbestos fibers can release into the air during demolition work, renovation work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling. Basically, exposure can occur when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged.

Diseases from exposure to asbestos:

The three major diseases that can occur due to asbestos exposure are:

  •  Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis: it is very serious, long-term, non-cancer disease of the lungs
  • Mesothelioma: it is a very rare form of cancer which can be found in the thing lining of the lung, chest, abdomen, and heart

Because of the health hazards that asbestos causes, the use of it has been reduced as compared to before but has not been totally banned. 

 

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