Construction Workers Potentially Affected by Asbestos

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The impact of the use of asbestos for building materials apparently has made a lot of people in Australia died. Symptoms of lung disease could have a new look after 20-30 years may elapse after exposure to asbestos.

People who are most at risk of developing the disease are those who are exposed to asbestos while working in the mining industry, manufacturing, and construction. Currently, the most at risk in Australia are those who work demolish the old buildings still contain asbestos.

Inhaling asbestos fibers can hurt and thicken the lining of the lung pleura. The injured pleura can also secrete fluid into the cavity between the two layers of the pleura. Pleural disease is not dangerous, but can cause trouble breathing. While the disease is asbestosis lung injury caused by exposure to asbestos. Symptoms include a dry cough and a bluish hue in the skin, due to lack of oxygen. 

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Lung cancer is more likely to occur in those who smoke and are also exposed to asbestos. Symptoms include coughing, weight loss and blood in saliva and sputum. In general, the faster the better diagnosed. Lung cancer is still in its early stages can sometimes be treated with surgery.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lung lining. Little exposure to asbestos can lead to the disease, but it certainly does not mean that exposure to asbestos cause mesothelioma. Currently there is no way to cure mesothelioma.

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Associated with home renovation, asbestos products were not tampered with and the whole is relatively safe, but dangerous when it is cut, drilled, or sanded, because through such a process can be decomposed and asbestos fibers inhaled. Prior to renovate and demolish the house, it is important to find out which products in the home that contain asbestos.