Effects Of Asbestos On Health

Pleural effects

Asbestos is the popular term which is heard by people and it is heard for its negative effects on health. It has been found that asbestos is found in soil and many other places near your home and industry. It is important for you to remove it at the earliest in order to eliminate any kind of health issues. It is mainly found in the soil due to poor construction and because of the dumping and disposal done. Click here for more details regarding asbestos soil.

Pleural effect is caused to a human body because of the inhalation of the asbestos fibers. It can lead to 4 different types of abnormalities which are non cancerous and they are found in the lining of chest cavity i.e. Pleura. The abnormalities includes

  • Pleural effusion which is the fluid in the pleural space
  • Pleural plaques which is the localised deposit of the collage
  • Fibrosis of pleura and the diffuse thickening of pleura
  • Rounded atelectasis or folded lung which is the condition where the pleura fibrosis area gets into the lung and makes some portion of lung airless

Exposure to asbestos

The abnormalities which are mentioned are found in almost 10 to 60 % of the asbestos workers. It is very much commonly found in the families whose members are working as the asbestos workers. And they get prone to it because of the exposure to the asbestos which is carried by them from the work site to the home through work clothes. In most of the cases, development of the plaques of pleura is not seen after 30 years of exposure. You will mainly get affected with it within 10 years of the exposure. Thus it is important to perform asbestos check Melbourne and if you find it, you need to follow the process for its removal. 

Other effects

The exposure to asbestos has been found to cause the incidence of laryngitis. It has also been found to have effects on the immune system of humans. There are many studies which have been performed on asbestos effects on human immune system. The studies explain that the functioning of immune system has been reduced with those who are suffering from asbestosis. Asbestos removal is necessary as if not removed it can cause the situation and condition known as retroperitoneal fibrosis. It is a condition where the fibrous mass developed behind membrane and it can cause to the failure of the kidney functioning. It has been found in studies that a number of people get affected with these situations. It clearly explains that asbestos has health effects on the workers working for its removal and also on those who are in constant touch with asbestos near house or industry. Thus, it is necessary to contact the experts for its removal.