Most people today still don’t realise the dangers of asbestos, nor do they realise what the effects of exposure to asbestos can actually do to them. There are many asbestos diseases , but they main four are listed below:
Mesothelioma – A type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs.
Lung Cancer – There are two types of Lung Cancer, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell.
Asbestosis– This is a non malignant scarring of the lungs caused by asbestos exposure.
Pleural Plaque – This is a thickening of the linings of the lungs.
Some people are more likely to have been exposed to the conditions required to get these diseases, these include most of the building trades; plumbers, carpenters, electricians and painters etc, also heavy engineering professions such as ship builders and or railway engineers. The one group that has come out if the left field so to speak is the numbers of housewives that have been exposed, it is suspected that this group of affected individuals has been exposed to asbestos through contact with their partner or husbands work overalls.
We at Safeline Environmental can not stress enough the importance of getting any asbestos, however small the amount, removed from your environment immediately. For more information or advice contact us here. Or if you think you have been exposed then contact the NHS and arrange for an examination by a health care professional.