Signs of Asbestos Poisoning

Asbestos is a toxic substance when its fibers are broken.  When whole, it is fire-resistant and very strong, so it was commonly used in construction projects in previous decades.  However, once its fibers break, these fibers can easily be inhaled and can lodge themselves in a person’s lungs, causing discomfort and pain, and possibly tumors in the person’s lungs.  Many people have unknowingly been exposed to asbestos is older commercial buildings or homes, and are now suffering from the effects of it.

Common Signs

Even if you do not know for sure what asbestos looks like, there are still signs of asbestos poisoning that you can stay on the look out for.  If you notice the following symptoms in yourself or in someone you love, then you might have been exposed to dangerous asbestos:

  • Difficulty breathing / irregular breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing persistently
  • Coughing up blood
  • General fatigue / weakness
  • Any other lung problem

All of these symptoms could be indicators that you or someone you care about is suffering from asbestos poisoning.  This dangerous substance has claimed the lives of many innocent people, because of its awful nature, and a lot of these cases of asbestos poisoning could have been prevented in the past if people like previous employers had warned their workers.

One Response to “Signs of Asbestos Poisoning”

  1. I’ve heard about asbestos fibers being used in navy ships as well. Do you know more information about that?

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