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Asbestos and Cancer are Related to Health Risks

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Appearing harmless in its natural state is a material called asbestos. Known to be absolutely popular in the construction industry in the early days. Moreover, the characteristics of asbestos were the reason behind the popularity of this material. Asbestos is known to come in different types where amphibole and chrysotile probably the most common types.

  1. Chrysotile – The chrysotile has a wrapped or spiral appearance after being observed under a microscope. Moreover, chrysotile is also known as curly and serpentine asbestos due to its appearance.
  2. Amphibole – The amphibole asbestos has a straight-line appearance similar to a needle under a microscopic appearance.

Asbestos and cancer are related to one another since both are known to cause similar diseases along with the way asbestos enter the body.

  1. Enters via Swallowing – Asbestos has a way to enter the body which is via swallowing of food and liquid that are already present on the surface.
  2. Enters via Inhaling – The other way for asbestos to enter our body is via inhaling. Inhaling makes it easier since asbestos gets easily crushed even with the slightest of touches. Since it is a delicate material, it gets crushed, becomes invisible, gets mixed with the atmosphere and then enters our body by inhaling. After entering, it enters the lungs, gets accumulated leading to several problems like breathing difficulty, chest pains and more. The major drawback isn’t just the symptoms but the fact that the symptoms starts to show only once the individual crosses the age of 30 which is a major problem.

In Newcastle, asbestos removal work is handled by professionals.