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Asbestos Poisoning Symptoms - What Are The Warning Signs of Asbestos Poisoning?

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Asbestos poisoning hazard

It is important that you understand what asbestos poisoning symptoms are before you come down with them. This will help you counteract any negative effects that may stem from over exposure to this sometimes fatal substance. Throughout this article much discussion will be held regarding what asbestos is and how you can manage symptoms and diseases that may stem from being infected by it. You should know that you are not alone, as many people around the world are affected by asbestos in one way or another. With the right foreknowledge, you can protect yourself and your family from any problems that may come from asbestos exposure.

The first set of asbestos poisoning symptoms that you should be aware of primarily infect your ability to breath. For example, you may find that you are coughing or wheezing a lot in your daily life. Trouble breathing without these other symptoms may also occur. Of course, the unfortunate aspect of symptoms like these is that they are very basic in nature. These early asbestos symptoms can be related to a horde of illnesses and medical conditions. Someone with a common cold, the flu, or even a treatable medical disease like asthma may show signs of these early warning notices.

While lung related issues are typical asbestos poisoning symptoms that you should keep an eye out for, some other physiological detriments may occur that will be clear indicators that you have been exposed to asbestos. The common medical condition that arrives after too much asbestos exposure is asbestosis. As such, some symptoms you may notice include a “clubbing” effect at the ends of your fingers and toes, cyanosis (which is a blue color on the tips of your phalanges and lips), as well as heart failure. These symptoms are just the beginning of a long slide into a medical depression.


Asbestos poisoning symptoms
Because of the simple nature of early asbestos poisoning symptoms, it is important to look more in depth at what exactly this strange substance is; as well as the resulting medical conditions that can come about if you are infected by it. To start, asbestos can be described as a very small, if not microscopic, mineral that is poisonous to human beings. The poisoning effects on not immediate, and often kicks in after a person inhales too much asbestos at once, or a little bit every day for a long period of time. Most people do not begin to show symptoms of asbestos exposure until twenty or forty years down the road.

The medical concerns related to asbestos poisoning symptoms are very diverse. While you may not experience serious conditions like these immediately (or at all), they are very frightening and often go undiagnosed until it is too late. Some of these conditions and diseases that you should keep in mind result from asbestos exposure include mesothelioma, a variety of cancer forms, lung disease, asbestosis, and failure of other vital organs. As has already been said, many of these illnesses go under the radar of detection because these illnesses are typically invisible and take place within the body.

If you can acknowledge the warning signs of asbestos poisoning symptoms, you will hopefully be able to protect yourself and your family from asbestos induced illnesses. While the symptoms at first may be as simple as a mild cough, if you are under the impression that you are living in a home or working in an environment with asbestos; a medical doctor should check you out as soon as possible, if not immediately. Too many people have been forced to live with asbestos related diseases. You do not need to be another victim of this plague if you take the right steps to protect your living and working environment, as well as your family and your own health. 


Apr 29, 2012 8:43am
Mesothelioma is a major issue in Australia with sufferers trying to sue the major company which continued mining it after it was proven to be quite deadly. There are still asbestos rooves, etc around but there are also stringent laws in place if it is ever removed or disturbed.
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