The dangers of using Asbestos materials

danger asbestos
danger asbestos

The use of asbestos materials have often been encountered in residential buildings or warehouses and is generally used as a roof cover / canopy.

Apparently based on research, asbestos material is harmful to health because the dust of its inhaled elements will enter the lungs and can not dissolve and can kill cells in the lungs so that cancer risk. Because of this danger in some American and european countries, the use of this asbestos material has been banned.

Some things we can do to minimize the danger of using asbestos materials include:


1. Use a ceiling to prevent asbestos fiber dust falling into the house and reduce the risk of inhaling the inhabitants of the house.

2. Replace asbestos when it looks damaged as soon as possible, asbestos is damaged to cause asbestos dust.

3. Use a mask when working on cutting or installing asbestos.

4. Create a flow of air that flows both inside the house so that asbestos dust can flow out through the ventilation ducts of the house.

5. If possible, use alternative asbestos substitute materials such as roof tile, zinc or steel instead of asbestos roof.

Asbestos poisoning process does not occur instantaneously, Chrysotile toxins will attack human beings accumulatively, Chrysotile infected process will trigger cancer in humans within decades later, when the victim continuously inhaling asbestos dust containing Chrysotile then the victim will be affected by cancer, which can cause death.

Cases of deaths from inhaling air contaminated with asbestos concluded that 94 per cent of the world’s asbestos use contained Chrysotile or magnesium silicate hydroxide with the composition of Mg6 (OH) 6 (Si4O11) H2O, Chrysotile is a mineral substance that is carcinogenic to trigger cancer attack the chest cavity, lungs, and stomach. The infected process through the air that has been contaminated by asbestos dust is then inhaled by Humans. The use of Asbestos has caused many deaths to the victims, for example in the case of Japan, as a result of breathing air contaminated by Asbestos, 500 people died in 1995, and increased to 878 people in 2003, so the Japanese government banned the use of Asbestos.

Asbestos poisoning process does not occur instantaneously, Chrysotile toxins will attack human beings accumulatively, Chrysotile infected process will trigger cancer in humans within decades later, when the victim continuously inhaling asbestos dust containing Chrysotile then the victim will be affected by cancer, which can cause death.

Asbestos including hazardous materials. However, less aware of the user’s community because of the negative impact it caused was not immediately apparent. Indeed, not all asbestos-containing materials are harmful to humans if they are in good condition so asbestos fibers are strongly bound in the material matrix. However, the substance of asbestos with a certain size in circumstances / free will be very dangerous because it can lead to health problems if inhaled into the lungs.

Asbestos can lead to asbestosis and various types of cancer. The nature of asbestos that can cause health problems in the form of asbestosis disease is well known among occupational health and environmental health practitioners.

Asbestosis is a chronic disease of the lungs that results in difficulty in breathing and can lead to death. Asbestos can also cause cancer type of mesothelioma, which is a type of cancer that attacks the abdominal membrane. Dr. Irving Selikoff, director of Environmental Science Laboratories at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York who handled a cancer research worker at an asbestos factory, concluded from his research that lung cancer is more caused by asbestos than cigarettes. Of the 869 people who 17 years previously worked in asbestos plants in Texas, US, 300 people of whom are estimated to suffer from asbestosis, lung cancer, colon cancer, and other stomach cancers.

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