Asbestos is a very dangerous material that can cause a lot of health complications. Although it isn’t really being used a lot today, there are still a lot of materials that have asbestos in them which you could come into contact with nowadays. Coming into contact with asbestos is extremely dangerous. But, what are the different types of diseases and health complications that you could develop after coming into contact with asbestos? In this article, we’re going to talk about what kinds of diseases are developed from coming into contact with asbestos.
To start off, asbestos causes different types of diseases to develop depending on how you come into contact with the dangerous mineral and for how long. For example, if you touch asbestos with your hand, you will get a disease or cancer of the hand, if you touch it with your foot, you will get a disease or cancer in your foot and so on. So, if you come into asbestos in multiple different ways, you could be affected by it in multiple different ways. This is very common as a lot of people don’t get exposed to the deadly mineral in only one type of way. This is especially true because of the way that asbestos is structured as a mineral. As a mineral, asbestos isn’t really a solid block of minerals. Although it can appear dusty and cloudy, it’s actually not. In fact, asbestos is made up of tiny little microscopic fibers. These fibers are extremely easy to disturb and they are the main culprit for causing diseases.
Some of the diseases that asbestos causes is lung cancer, mesothelioma, and
asbestosis. All of these diseases are diseases of the lungs. All of them come from breathing in and inhaling asbestos into the lung. As we mentioned before, asbestos will cause disease to anything that it touches. Since asbestos is also made up of fibrous material, it can easily go airborne and be inhaled. Once it is inhaled, it begins to destroy the linings of your lungs. This is where the three types of diseases come from. There is a basic form of lung cancer, what we listed as just lung cancer, and then a more aggressive form that is called mesothelioma. Lung cancer may possibly be treated if it is caused by asbestos, but the lung cancer form of mesothelioma is a death sentence. People who contract mesothelioma are doomed to death of the disease. It is a very tragic cancer that could have been prevented if the person had not been wrongly exposed to asbestos. On the other hand, asbestosis is not a cancer. Asbestosis is actually a disease. Nevertheless, it is still a very aggressive disease and can be deadly.
Asbestos is a very dangerous mineral, get any asbestos you have in your area removed so that you don’t have to deal with asbestos-related cancers and diseases.