We have discussed the dangers of what can happen when asbestos is disturbed. The fiber can be inhaled and cause serious damage to a person lungs and overall health. But what if a person doesn't know what asbestos looks like? Additionally, what should a person do if he or she thinks there is asbestos in their home?
Exposure to asbestos can be hazardous to the health and life of anyone. It can be particularly troubling for young children, who are unable to take measures to protect themselves. Exposure to the carcinogen, even in relatively small quantities, can cause many diseases over time, including mesothelioma.
After a pipe burst recently, residents in a metropolitan area became exposed to small levels of asbestos. While there is no major health risk reported, authorities are taking this opportunity to remind people some things they should know about asbestos and the diseases that are associated with exposure to it.