Asbestos can easily enter our body through the mouth and nose. Upon entering, asbestos travels towards the lungs and then gets accumulated on the surface. After the accumulation of asbestos on the surface of the lungs, people start to experience mild to severe symptoms which leads to severe diseases where there is no remedy yet. These are the most common diseases caused by asbestos once an individual is exposed to this material.
- Lung Cancer – In the early days, one can say that smoking was the only cause of lung cancer. However, as time progresses smoking isn’t the only reason that causes lung cancer. Asbestos too is a dangerous material that can lead to lung cancer or infection. This is a problem for those who are usually working in the installation of insulation, manufacturing, construction, milling industries. Additional symptoms include difficulty while normal breathing, pains in the chest, blood pouring from the mouth while coughing.
- Asbestosis – This is another rare disease caused by asbestos which is considered to be non-cancerous. Although asbestosis is considered to be non-cancerous, it can still cause intense pain to the lungs while breathing due to a crackling sound. Moreover, no medicine or cure is available for an individual who contracts this disease. Meeting your doctor is the only way to get treated at the moment.
If you happen to be in a situation where you’ve been exposed to asbestos, then do not panic. First, consider the duration of time you’ve been exposed to asbestos and then visit the doctor. At the end of the day, if you live in Newcastle, asbestos removal should be carried out by a professional contractor.