Asbestosis and mesothelioma are more than just scary-sounding words, they are potentially fatal diseases caused by even limited exposure to asbestos fibers.
Asbestos is a tough, heat-resistant mineral that was added to the building materials of many older homes. It can pose health hazards to workers and homeowners who renovate or demolish those homes. The video above shows how asbestos fibers can damage lung tissue and lead to permanent lung disease.
Remember: Always consult a professional when dealing with asbestos, especially regarding the abatement of this potentially deadly mineral.