Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral just like any other mineral that we take into use. The reason for its increase in most products around you before it was banned in Australia in 2003 is the resistance to high temperature, electricity, corrosion, and better insulation. The possibility of health risks that its prolonged exposure pose, the residential as well as commercial asbestos removal Melbourne became inevitable.
It is necessary to ensure the proper disposal of asbestos as its exposure could be disastrous to human health. As you do not have the professional foreknowledge of its disposal, the Asbestos Removalists Melbourne makes sure to take up the task of proper disposal of the asbestos along with removal as per the regulations and law.
To understand the gravity of impact on human health due to asbestos exposure for a prolonged time, here is an extensive list of diseases and cancers which the exposure causes.
Whether it is your home, commercial space, industrial space, or any space around you the changes of the presence of asbestos especially in the old constructions is high. This leaves you exposed to a variable amount of inhalation of the asbestos fibers causing the possibility of asbestos-related diseases. Injection of the variable amount of asbestos is also one of the postnatal causes of these diseases and cancer.
Malignant (Cancerous) Asbestos-Related Diseases
Tho it is uncertain that a certain amount of exposure can cause the cancerous asbestos-related disease there are certain aspects that contribute to it like genetics, smoking history, and timing of initial exposures even if they are exposed to the same doses of asbestos.
One of the most common types of cancer caused by it is Mesothelioma with most people having it is due to exposure at work.
Types Of Mesothelioma
- Pericardial Mesothelioma
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma
- Pleural Mesothelioma
- Testicular Mesothelioma
Here are some more Malignant (Cancerous) Diseases that are caused by asbestos exposure.
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Testicular cancer
Benign (Non-Cancerous) Asbestos Diseases
If you do not have cognitions in the body like smoking history or so, then you are less likely to get cancerous diseases due to asbestos exposure but this does not mean that you are entirely safe. These diseases are surely non-cancerous but are still dangerous for human health.
Some of the Benign (Non-Cancerous) Asbestos Diseases are:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Pericardial Effusions
- Peritoneal Effusions
- Pleural Effusion
- Pleural Plaques
The initial symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, Dry cough or wheezing, chest pain, Respiratory complications, Loss of appetite, Bowel obstruction, Weight loss, Abdominal swelling, and distention, if Difficulty swallowing, and more depending on the body part that asbestos has affected.
If you suspect the risk of exposure then contact the Asbestos Removalists Melbourne and get your space inspected. Also in case of the presence of initial symptoms, get an accurate diagnosis for better treatment.