A set of naturally occurring minerals are collectively known as asbestos and these minerals have many physical properties that make them very useful in various applications such as commercial products. When it was discovered, mining for it didn’t take long to start but what did take long is the discovery of many fatal health hazards that occur when one is exposed to asbestos consistently. Asbestos minerals have many tiny fibres which can be separated and turned into sturdy threads that can be used from commercial to industrial levels. Though practical in that sense, there are many hazards attached to the use of these minerals.
The tiny fibres that are present in asbestos minerals can be inhaled and have a high chance to get stuck in one’s lungs. Continued exposure to those minerals only increases this risk. The fibres that get stuck can then further cause issues like inflammation or scarring to our lungs which in turn lead to many lung related diseases and cancers. As such the United States Department of Health proclaimed asbestos minerals to be human carcinogen, a substance with the potential to cause cancer in anyone who comes into its exposure.
Though many countries have come to either strictly regulate or outright ban asbestos minerals, there is still signs of it present in the air we breathe but it isn’t to the degree that it can negatively impact our health. Those who’s lives are at risk the most are the people who come into exposure with asbestos daily as a part of their work environment. Managing the levels of asbestos in your company with the help of PAC Manchester asbestos surveys ensures the health of your workers along with knowledge that many legal procedures and standards are being met in the way that they should be