Asbestosis FAQs |

Q: Number six on your list for improving Asbestosis is walking and moving. If I could walk fast for sixty minutes I wouldn’t be looking for answers to the asbestosis problem I have.

A: You need to do #1 to #5 first and then you can complete #6. See my new eBook attached with the updated plan.

Q: What is Asbestosis?

A: Asbestosis is the long term health implications from being exposed to Asbestos. This is a group of minerals that are found naturally within the environment and appear as bundles of fibers, separated into thin and durable threads. Asbestos has been used in many industries and was used commercially since the late 1800s in North America. The shipbuilding industry has used asbestos for insulation, roofing and fireproofing purposes. The automotive industry has also used asbestos within vehicle brake shoes and clutch pads. In buildings, asbestos was used in ceiling and floor tiles: paints, coatings and adhesives, along with plastics. Since the late 1970s and 80s, asbestos has been banned due to the health concerns associated with being exposed to it.


Q: What is the health impact from being exposed to Asbestosis?

A: Asbestos is classed as a known human carcinogen and studies have shown that it may increase the risk of mesothelioma – a relatively rare form of cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen. Asbestos exposure can increase the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma and studies suggest there is also an association between asbestos exposure and gastrointestinal and colorectal cancers, along with an increased risk for cancers of the throat, kidney, esophagus and the gallbladder. Asbestos exposure can also cause other non-malignant lung and pleural disorders incuding any pleural plaques, pleural thickening and abnormal collections of fluid between these thin layers of tissue that line the lungs and the wall of the chest cavity. Although these aren’t precursors to lung cancer, there is evidence to suggest that when people with pleural disease are exposed to asbestos they may be at an increased risk of lung cancer in the long term.


Asbestosis FAQs |