Asbestos is a mineral that has been widely used in the past owing to it being very inexpensive, light, sturdy and fire-resistant. However, it naturally degrades and breaks down slowly in the form of fibers. These fibers can enter the body through inhalation and reach vital organs like lungs, the abdomen, or even the surrounding tissues of the heart and get deposited over there. Since these cannot be eliminated from the body when they get into these areas, the substance will slowly cause a variety of asbestos illness.
Asbestos exposure can be a cause of many health problems. Asbestos is said to be the major cause of more than a few health problems and thousands of people have been found to suffer from conditions brought about by being exposed to this harmful material. Some asbestos-related illnesses do not give off visible symptoms until many years later and it can even take decades for the signs to come out. At the same time, some people can have severe ailments within a few months of exposure from it.
Some of the asbestos exposure symptoms are having shortness of breath, and hearing a crackling sound in the lungs when you breath in, other symptoms are include persistent fatigue, irregular sleep and chest pain (particularly when inhaling).
Asbestos exposure contributes to bring about variety of illnesses : Abestosis, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma.