9 Asbestos-Related Diseases To Be Aware Of

Asbestos is a natural mineral widely used in industries such as construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing due its heat resistance, tensile strength, and insulating properties. Asbestos fibers can be inhaled or swallowed and cause both malignant and benign mesothelioma.

To help you learn more about asbestos and the type of diseases it can lead to, we’ve put together a list of nine asbestos-related diseases you should be aware of:

Mesothelioma is the most common case of cancer related to asbestos exposure, even though it’s a rare disease. This type of cancer affects the mesothelium and it can take 20 to 50 years between asbestos exposure and the onset of mesothelioma. The disease can affect the lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, or testicles — known as pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma and testicular mesothelioma, respectively.What is mesothelioma? Find more about it here.

Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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