The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized a few chemicals that are of major public health concerns which include Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Benzene, Dioxins, and ASBESTOS.” First of all, what is asbestos? In simple words, asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral which includes extremely durable, fire, chemical, electricity, and corrosion-resistant minerals. It has been used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications for centuries. There are nearly six different types of asbestos. According to WHO, “All types of asbestos cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis (fibrosis of the lungs)”.
Exposure to Asbestos: How dangerous can it be?
WHO states that, “Exposure to asbestos occurs through inhalation of fibers in air in the working environment, ambient air in the vicinity of point sources such as factories handling asbestos, or indoor air in housing and buildings containing friable (crumbly) asbestos materials” It’s shocking to know that currently about 125 million people in the world are exposed to this deadly mineral at their workplace. The most important thing to know is that all forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans. Which means all forms of asbestos are likely to cause cancer in humans. WHO also claims that, “Co-exposure to tobacco smoke and asbestos fibers substantially increases the risk for lung cancer – and the heavier the smoking, the greater the risk.”
Nonetheless, there are many ways to completely eliminate asbestos and therefore completely eliminating all the health risks it causes.
Can Asbestos be Completely Eliminated?
WHO has declared that, “the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all asbestos and to replace it with safer substitutes and developing economic and technological mechanisms to stimulate its replacement.” However, that is out of your control. Logically, the first thing to do if you think you can be in a grave danger of exposing yourself to asbestos is to stay clear of that area and upon noticing tears or water damage contact professionals as soon as possible. Do not try to touch it or handle it on your own! It could be extremely dangerous!
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