Asbestos Health Issues
Long-term Risk of Chest, Abdominal, or Lung Cancers
Although there are no immediate symptoms, long-term risk of chest, abdominal, or lung cancers is very high. Smokers especially are at higher risk of developing asbestos-induced lung cancer. The most dangerous asbestos fibers are too small to be visible, and after they are inhaled, they remain in the lungs. Symptoms of lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis do not show up until many years after exposure.
What Are the Symptoms of Asbestos Poisoning?
- Respiratory Problems – Asbestos exposure typically occurs when someone breathes in asbestos fibers while remodeling or working with preexisting asbestos. Thus, asbestos poisoning will often manifest with respiratory issues. People who already suffer from asthma, allergies, and other types of respiratory issues are typically more susceptible to asbestos poisoning and the respiratory symptoms that come along with it.
- Swelling – If you experience sudden swelling in your neck or face and are not sure why, you might want to talk to an asbestos testing professional. This type of swelling is a common symptom of asbestosis, and it can even make it difficult to swallow your food comfortably. Talk to the Safe Air Fast team if you notice that your neck or face is swelling for no apparent reason.
- High Blood Pressure – People deal with high blood pressure for many reasons, and asbestosis is one of them. This can also lead to other health issues, and those who already experience heart problems may be especially vulnerable. It’s a good idea to have an asbestos testing company check out your home to see if asbestos could be the cause for your increased blood pressure.