Asbestos - Health Effects

Author: External Author | | Categories: Asbestos Assessment , Environmental Consulting

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The human health effects from long-term unsafe asbestos exposure are well documented. Asbestos fibres are easily inhaled and carried into the lower regions of the lung where they can cause fibrotic lung disease (asbestosis) and changes in the lining of the chest cavity (pleura).  These diseases can lead to reduced respiratory function and death.  Long-term inhalation of asbestos fibres also increases the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

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Original Article Source Credits:   CCOHS , https://www.ccohs.ca/

Article Written By:  NA

Original Article Posted on:  January 18, 2012

Link to Original Article:  https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/asbestos/effects.html



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