Effects of Asbestos Exposure
The effect of Asbestos Exposure is very dangerous for health. The side effects of exposure from the use of asbestos are felt by humans, especially in the long term. Asbestosis is a respiratory disease of the lungs that is very serious and chronic, inhaled asbestos fibers can aggravate your lung and respiratory tissues, causing injury to them.
Symptoms of asbestosis also include shortness of breath and a dry crackling sound in the lungs when breathing in. but at an advanced stage, the effects of other asbestos exposure can cause sufferers to experience heart failure and lead to death.
In recent decades there has been no effective treatment to cure exposure to asbestosis. This disease usually paralyzes organs in the body, especially the respiratory tract, or is fatal.
People who are renovating or destroying buildings containing asbestos are particularly vulnerable to significant risks from asbestos exposure, depending on the nature of the exposure and the precautions taken while performing the work.
Asbestos building materials are generally used as cement sheets or called fibro, usually used for drainage, pipe chimneys, roofs of houses or other building boards. Since the 1960s and 1970s, asbestos fibers have been widely used by people as roofs because they are rainproof and heat resistant, but the side effects of exposure to asbestos have fatal consequences for health.
how to reduce exposure to asbestos:
- Spraying water on asbestos sheets to prevent asbestos from drying out and porous, so that dust or fibers do not fly in the air.
- Cover the asbestos materials with a plastic sheet or tarpaulin to avoid exposure to hot weather which is directly exposed to asbestos.
- Prevent children from playing on the roof of a house made of asbestos / used items made of asbestos material, it is better if the used asbestos is planted in the garden.
- Replace asbestos sheets that are damaged, weathered or perforated immediately.
- Provide space between the asbestos space with direct human interaction.
In general, asbestos materials become dangerous if trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat where these particles then pass deep into the human lungs, and can also be ingested into the digestive tract, both the effect of dust and particles from asbestos so that trapped in the human body, over a long period of time these fibers can cause the health problems we have mentioned. Such as lung cancer, heart failure, it can even go to human digestion.