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Risks of Asbestos

Discover why asbestos is a killer

Don’t Ignore the Danger

Although asbestos isn’t used anymore, there are still millions of homes and commercial buildings that house this extremely dangerous fibre. Those most at risk are tradespeople who are frequently exposed during construction projects.

Up to twenty tradespeople a week are diagnosed with asbestos-related conditions, although it can take up to four decades for symptoms to occur. This means that many people who worked in the construction industry years ago are only just beginning to understand the full effect of their exposure to asbestos.

What Does Asbestos Cause?

The British Lung Foundation cites asbestos as one of the primary contributors towards:

  • Mesothelioma
    This is a type of cancer that affects the lining within the chest and abdomen known as the ‘mesothelium’. This incurable disease can be caused even by low levels of exposure to asbestos, if these are repeated over time.
  • Abestos-related lung cancer
    This cancer develops inside the tubes that let air travel in and out of the lungs. It can then grow further inside the lung and spread to the rest of the body.
  • Asbestosis
    This condition mainly affects people who have had extensive exposure to asbestos. It is a type of scarring inside the lungs which causes them to shrink, resulting in breathlessness in sufferers.
  • Pleural thickening
    Similarly to asbestosis, pleural thickening refers to the scarring of the lining of the lung, known as the pleura, and causes thickening and swelling. The lung is therefore squeezed and can cause serious breathing problems and discomfort.

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Why Run The Risk?

With such huge problems caused by asbestos, why put yourself in danger? ID Asbestos Ltd can alleviate your worries and stop asbestos becoming a problem for you, your employees or your family later in life.

Avoid the dangers of asbestos
by speaking to us,
call 01493 441404