Health Risks Between Asbestos and Cancer

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Asbestos is a material that seems to appear harmless during its natural state. No doubt in the early days, asbestos was highly popular in the construction industry. The popularity of asbestos was due to the characteristics this material possessed. Asbestos comes in various types where the most popular types would be chrysotile and amphibole.

  1. Chrysotile – Under a microscope, chrysotile has an appearance like wrapped or spiral. Due to this appearance, chrysotile was also known as curly and serpentine asbestos.
  2. Amphibole – Again under a microscope, amphibole asbestos has an appearance similar to a needle like shape.

When it comes to asbestos and cancer, the diseases they cause are similar. Moreover, asbestos is capable to enter our body easily via 2 ways.

  1. First is through Swallowing – Asbestos when mixed with the atmosphere mainly falls on the surface of the food and water. Upon eating or drinking, it can enter our body.
  2. Second is through Inhaling – As asbestos gets crumbled even with the slightest of touches, it turns invisible to the eyes and gets mixed with the atmosphere. During this state, breathing is another source of entrance for asbestos into our body. Once it enters through the nose, asbestos mainly targets the lungs surface and starts getting accumulated. After accumulation, asbestos causes symptoms like chest pains, breathing difficulty which can be fatal in some cases. Moreover, these symptoms are something that is only seen in the individual who crosses the age of 30. Plus, there are no remedies in this present time.

Therefore, asbestos removal in Newcastle, NSW region should be done immediately from a professional.