Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibers that can be separated into thin threads and woven. Asbestos has been widely used in many industrial products, including:
If tiny asbestos particles float in the air, especially during the manufacturing, installation or removal process, they may be inhaled or swallowed, and can cause serious health problems. In addition to mesothelioma, exposure to asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, asbestosis (a noncancerous, chronic lung ailment), and other cancers, such as those of the larynx and kidney, diffuse pleural fibrosis (sometimes referred to as lung encasement) and other asbestos related pleural diseases. 1
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