Basic Understanding of Asbestos related diseases

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One may well ask what are the various types of Asbestos related diseases and why there should be a difference in behavior between different types of asbestos. Several factors are involved, the most important being fiber size; long thin fibers, usually amphiboles, are the most dangerous. [Why that is] is still controversial. Processing alters fibers ... Read moreBasic Understanding of Asbestos related diseases

Asbestosis | Health effects of Asbestos Inhalation

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Asbestos is used extensively by industry and individual consumers because of its unique combination of physical properties and ready availability at reasonable prices. Its fire and heat resistance makes it an excellent insulation material. It is also used in the manufacture of textiles, cement, and brake linings. There are, in the United States today, over ... Read moreAsbestosis | Health effects of Asbestos Inhalation

Asbestos Cancer – How does Asbestos cause Mesothelioma

  Asbestos Exposure Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelium caused by Asbestos, the tissue that covers the lungs and abdominal organs. These tumors tend to spread rapidly and may not be responsive to current cancer treatments. Many patients die within two years of being diagnosed. Therefore, prevention is the best way to combat ... Read moreAsbestos Cancer – How does Asbestos cause Mesothelioma

What is Malignant Mesothelioma? Types, Risk Factors & Causes

  Malignant Mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs in the different organs of the body including chest lining and lung, the abdomen and a pouch-shaped cavity around the heart. These are known as pleural mesothelioma, the peritoneum mesothelioma, and the pericardium mesothelioma consecutively. Despite being rare, mesothelioma is a very severe ... Read moreWhat is Malignant Mesothelioma? Types, Risk Factors & Causes

Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer – Symptoms & Diagnosis

  Mesothelioma Symptoms Mesothelioma Symptoms cannot be detected soon as its latency period is very long. It may take anywhere between 20 to 40 years to the development of cancer from the initial exposure to asbestos. The revelation of Symptoms of Mesothelioma takes time between 2 weeks to 2 years. Most of the patients report ... Read moreMalignant Mesothelioma Cancer – Symptoms & Diagnosis