What are the Common Side Effects of Asbestos Exposure?

The development of industrial world brings many advantages to modern life.  But in the other side, it also brings many bad effects, unfortunately. People who work as labors in industries have to be exposed in chemical substances regularly, that in the long term, their health is risked from many kinds of serious diseases.  One of the serious diseases that may occur from the high exposure of chemical substance in industries is asbestos cancer mesothelioma caused by asbestos.  Asbestos itself is such minerals with microscopic fibers. It is the substance that was widely used in the industries of construction materials, such as the industry of floor, cement, and ceiling tiles. The symptoms themselves are unfortunately cannot be evidently diagnosed until 20-40 years of exposure.

Asbestos cancer mesothelioma is one of the diseases that should be seriously treated. It is a rare kind of a cancer that strikes chest cavity, abdomen, or the lining of the lungs. The lag time of asbestos cancer mesothelioma is very long that it cannot be diagnosed until about 30 years since the first time of exposure. Although the disease is probably hard to diagnose, but people who are exposed to asbestos for long time have to start to see the symptoms to get early treatment from today.

There are several symptoms that can be the sign of the start of asbestosis or asbestos cancer mesothelioma as two kinds of diseases often occur in asbestos workers’ bodies, they are chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, blood clotting abnormalities, weight loss, anemia, and fever. However, there are many other diseases that share these symptoms that make many diagnoses are not very exactly directed to asbestos cancer mesothelioma. However, if there is any of you that experience these symptoms, it is recommended to meet your doctor as soon as possible.