Asbestos Facts

There are a lot of misconceptions and bad information out there about the serious problem of asbestos exposure. Please take a look at this helpful information to understand the truth.

What Is Asbestos?

Although asbestos fibers are microscopic in nature, they are extremely durable and resistant to fire and most chemical reactions and breakdowns. These properties of asbestos were the reasons that supported its use for many years in a number of different commercial and industrial capacities.

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Why is Asbestos Hazardous?

Asbestos is classified as a known human carcinogen. The property of durability—which made asbestos so desirable to manufacturers—is that which makes asbestos hazardous. Asbestos fibers are microscopic (roughly .02 the diameter of a human hair), and therefore, are easily inhaled.

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Who is At Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

There were hundreds of occupations affected by asbestos exposure. Asbestos was used in thousands of commercial products and industrial capacities and those working with the material in these industries are potentially at risk of harmful exposure.

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What Health Conditions are Associated with Asbestos Exposure?

There are three major lung conditions traced directly to asbestos exposure. These are lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Lung cancer risk, typically associated with tobacco use, is known to be exacerbated by exposure to asbestos...

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Asbestos Exposure

Long considered a miracle material, asbestos boasts excellent fire- and heat- resistant properties. This naturally-occurring mineral, now known to be a human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent), has a history that dates back to ancient Greece.

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Occupations With High Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

Military service, commercial shipping, plant operations, electrical work, renovations, trade work, mining, oil refineries, auto manufacturing and more routinely exposed workers to asbestos...

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