Explaining the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure has been proven to be the main cause of the chronic lung disease, mesothelioma. In this video from Adfa Australia’s channel shared in December 2011, the dangers of exposure to asbestos fibers are explained.

Find out how the asbestos industry is still thriving in some parts of the world. 

The video details what happens to the asbestos fibers when they are released into the air, often following a house renovation or a building demolition. It shows how the fibers travel into the lungs and become embedded, and talks about what happens when the immune system tries to break down these fibers, and how the cells in the lungs die over many years leaving scar tissue behind.

A review found that asbestos exposure at any level increases the risk of peritoneal mesothelioma. 

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