Why is Asbestos Dangerous? Key Facts

Why is Asbestos Dangerous? Key Facts

Why is Asbestos dangerous? – your questions answered?

Why is Asbestos Dangerous?
It is staggering when you consider that Asbestos kills over 5000 workers every year.This is actually more than the number of people killed on the road!

On average 20 workers die a week from past asbestos exposure.

However is not a thing of the past. It can be found in any building built before the year 2000.

How does asbestos damage your health

When materials containing asbestos are damaged or disturbed, fibres are released into the air. If these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you straightaway; they usually take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is more often than not too late to treat effectively.

This is why it is really important that you appoint a qualified contractor like Inner City Environmental.

Asbestos can cause the following fatal and serious diseases:


Mesothelioma is a cancer which affects the lining of the lungs (pleura) and the lining surrounding the lower digestive tract (peritoneum).

It is almost exclusively related to asbestos exposure and by the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always fatal


Asbestosis is a serious scarring condition of the lung that normally occurs after heavy exposure to asbestos over many years. This condition can cause progressive shortness of breath, and in severe cases can be fatal.

Pleural thickening

Pleural thickening is generally a problem that happens after heavy asbestos exposure. The lining of the lung (pleura) thickens and swells. If this gets worse, the lung itself can be squeezed, and can cause shortness of breath and discomfort in the chest.

Inner City Environmental

For more information about our Asbestos Removal Services please Telephone: 01322 273517

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