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What Are the Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure?

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Asbestos is a dangerous substance that can cause serious health problems in people who come into contact with it. The risk of developing a disease from asbestos depends on how much of the substance is in the air, how long and how often you are exposed to asbestos, and how much time has passed since you were first exposed.

When a person breathes in asbestos, tiny fibers enter and get stuck in the lungs, which irritates lung tissues and can result in a type of scarring called asbestosis. With this disease, the lungs struggle to pass oxygen and carbon dioxide, making it difficult to breathe.

Pleural disease is a non-cancerous lung condition that alters the membrane that surrounds the lungs and chest cavity. Pleural disease causes the membrane to become thicker. It can also cause fluid to build up around the lung. While pleural disease doesn’t always cause breathing problems, some people develop less efficient lung function.

Exposure to asbestos can also cause a person to develop lung cancer and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that covers the lungs and chest cavity, the membrane lining the abdominal cavity, or membranes surrounding other internal organs. Larynx and ovary cancer can also develop if a person is exposed to asbestos.

If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos, you should immediately seek medical attention to determine if you need testing.

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