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Asbestos Abatement Health Risks

What are the health risks from asbestos exposure?

  • Mesothelioma: Sometimes referred to as ‘asbestos cancer’, mesothelioma is the most common form of cancer cause by asbestos exposure. This rare, aggressive cancer develops in the mesothelial cells that line many organs and body cavities, more typically the heart, lungs and abdomen. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent coughing, fatigue, night sweats or fever and unexplained weight loss.
  • Lung cancer: Asbestos exposure has also been linked to some forms of lung cancer. As with mesothelioma, symptoms of lung cancer like coughing and chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, change in sputum volume or color, presence of blood in sputum, weight loss, tiredness and headaches, can manifest years after the exposure has taken place.
  • Other cancers: Presence of asbestos fibres in the body can also cause a number of other life-threatening cancers like gastrointestinal or colorectal cancer and increase the risk of developing kidney, throat, oesophagus, gallbladder, breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, as well as leukemia and lymphomas.
  • Asbestosis: Asbestosis is a breathing disorder caused by inhaling asbestos fibres. Prolonged accumulation of these fibres in your lungs can cause scarring of lung tissue and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don't appear until years after exposure.

Presence of asbestos in commercial buildings, factories and warehouses has severe consequences for all who work there.

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