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Calls are everywhere to eliminate asbestos in residences and other establishments. Majority of the population in industrialized countries are now aware of the dangers that lie hidden in the fibres of asbestos. Thus, it is also important to know what diseases are brought by asbestos exposure.

Asbestos brings numerous respiratory hazards when inhaled

The fibres of asbestos can become airborne especially when the materials containing them start to degrade or deteriorate. These fibres are that minute and can become residents of the respiratory system when inhaled. The lungs are the primary organs affected by the dangerous fibres and numerous diseases can manifest several decades after being first exposed to the

asbestos-containing material.

Pleural thickening is one of the conditions that can occur due to asbestos. In this condition, the tissues surrounding the lungs and the lining of the chest walls become inflamed due to the presence of abnormal cells generated by the asbestos fibres.

Oftentimes, pleural effusion occurs along with pleural thickening. Pleural effusion is the condition in which excess fluid is generated on the lungs. The thickened membrane along with the excessive fluid creates considerable pressure on the lungs.

Pleural fibrosis is another condition that can occur due to asbestos fibres. This condition happens when the body generates excessive connective tissue in an effort to eliminate the asbestos fibres that have accumulated in the lungs. This condition is also associated with the reduced flexibility of the pleura.

Another condition caused by the presence of asbestos fibres in the lungs is called pleural plaques. This happens when small growths calcify and thicken in the surface of the pleural area.

All of the aforementioned conditions can be characteristics of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer that is directly caused by the presence of asbestos fibres in the lung area. Individuals who are afflicted with this respiratory disease may experience symptoms including chest pain, shortness of breath, decreased physical ability, and tightness in the chest.

Individuals who suspect that they are afflicted with any of the conditions discussed herewith are recommended to have a medical consultation with licensed health professionals. This will help them be accorded with the right treatment methods.

Homeowners who suspect that asbestos-containing materials are present in their homes should contact professional builders that offer the complete process of safe removal of asbestos. These builders can conduct an inspection of the entire house in order to correctly assess the extent of asbestos contamination. This also allows them to prepare the necessary encapsulation and removal plans that will ensure that the house is kept safe from the dangerous dusts and fibres of asbestos.

The asbestos removal services offered by Brisbane Builders will not only assure homeowners like you of the correct and safe processes of inspection, encapsulation, and removal of asbestos-containing materials in your house. Because they are licensed and their team of asbestos removers are highly-competent, skilled, and well-trained, you can be confident that all the processes they will perform adhere to the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2005 as regulated by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

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Simon Summer fights against the ill effects of asbestos to human health. He does this by writing and blogging about it. He pursues this efforts in collaboration with builders with asbestos removal services.
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