Asbestos Exposure Symptoms and How Much Do You Know?
It is a big surprise just how little people know about Asbestos Exposure Symptoms. Sure people like me whose dad suffered the last few years of his life from lung cancer due to asbestos exposure know the dangers. But what about you? The dangers of asbestos are well known and the information has been around for thousands of years. Yet most people are unaware of the dangers let alone the asbestos exposure symptoms.
Most likely one of the major reasons is that more often than not no one connects the dots. Asbestos exposure symptoms do not show up for sometimes 20 to as much as 40 years later. There are a few cases of people that experience symptoms immediately but the majority takes many years before the experience any symptoms at all.
Asbestos Exposure Symptoms and The Long Term Risk Factors
Here are some additional risk factors you should be aware of as it pertains to asbestos exposure symptoms:
- The type of asbestos you were exposed to?
- For how long were you exposed to asbestos?
- Was there any lung diseases to start with?
- Is the exposed person a smoker? Asbestos exposure and the problems related to it are much more dangerous to smokers.
As you will note from the asbestos description the two types one being thin fibers that are long and microscopic then there is the wide fibers that are short and wide.
Exposure of the thin fiber that is long and thin will travel deeper into the lungs and become lodged there never getting out of the lungs.
It is believed that this type of fiber is the most dangerous for this reason. Exposure to the wide short asbestos fibers they will generally stay in the upper part of the lung which makes them somewhat less toxic.
Deeper in the lungs of the pleura region tissue is much more susceptible to asbestos poisoning then the upper part of the lung.
All asbestos exposure is dangerous so the type of exposure is good to know besides lung cancer there are many other lung problems related to asbestos exposure.
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Skin Asbestos Exposure Symptoms
- Exposure to the skin and the symptoms related to it are not as common as they once were. Although even with the precautions in place today asbestos skin exposure can still occur.
- So here is a short list of skin asbestos exposure symptoms to be aware of so you can see a doctor as soon as possible for the recommended treatments:
- When the hands are exposed to asbestos from cement or other products a rash that is very profuse can appear. Always ware protection on the hands to avoid exposure even if you already know the materials do-not contain asbestos as a standard precaution.
- Skin exposure can show up as small pimples and sometimes they may appear to be light blue.
One of the dangers is a person that is exposed to asbestos can also expose other family members from being near them and touching their clothing. Should you suspect a family member has asbestos exposure symptoms and may not know? It would be very important for all the family members to see a health professional. Do not just brush it off as something random and forget about it because serious health issues can and do occur for casual contact with someone who has been exposed to asbestos.
In the early days protective gear was not a requirement like today and many were exposed and died. Along with family member that received just casual asbestos exposure. Many would just ignore the asbestos exposure symptoms because they thought like many do still today that their life is not in danger. Today we have the opportunity to wear protective clothing and gear to protect ourselves and our families. So do not give it a second thought always put one the protective gear. The follow the removal and clean up procedures before going out is public of home to the family.
Simple precautions taken back when dad worked around deadly asbestos would mean he would still be around today. Make sure your loved one are protected and always be on the lookout for Asbestos Exposure Symptoms they could save yours and your family’s life!