Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that has struck thousands of people across the US. This form of cancer is rare. The source is exposure to asbestos particles in the air. Those who have contracted mesothelioma were at some point exposed to airborne asbestos fibers over extended periods of time.
But what is mesothelioma and how does asbestos cause cancer to form in the lungs?
Understanding how it develops helps to identify if you may be vulnerable to this horrible form of cancer.
What is Asbestos?
Yes! Asbestos is absolutely dangerous.
Asbestos is much worse than BPA or Lead, or any of those other things you shouldn't put in your mouth. Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer and other potentially deadly diseases.
Although the benefits of asbestos include fire-proofing, and insulation, and sound deadening, the harmful effects of becoming exposed to its fibers can be dangerous.
Check out the video above to learn more about the harmful dangers of asbestos and resulting mesothelioma.
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Asbestos has long been known to be a dangerous substance, though it was frequently used in both the construction and ship-building trades, because of its excellent insulation and fire-retardant properties. In recent years, however, it was found that inhaling loose fibers from the material could significantly harm the body, causing lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. For many people, however, bans on the use of this substance came too late.
What are the health risks?
The tiny fibers from asbestos can be breathed in ...