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Health Hazards of Asbestos Roofing: Why Roof Replacement is Your Best Solution

09 June 2022

In recent years and until this moment, the deadly effects of Asbestos have become more evident through the continued research of reputable researchers around the world. Researches have conclusive evidence of the link between this mineral product and the diseases suffered by people who are constantly exposed to Asbestos. Some countries even ban the manufacturing and use of Asbestos products which were proven to enter the body through the respiratory tract and can lead to fatal diseases like cancer. The health risks as a result of inhaling Asbestos compelled several countries completely ban the use of Asbestos in roofs. If you are tempted to choose Asbestos for your roof because they are resistant to fire and electricity, please read this blog to help you in understanding further the health hazards of Asbestos Roofing.

Causes Lung Cancer

Inhaling asbestos dust poses a great health risk which can develop into cancer in the long run. One of the health hazards of using Asbestos for your roof is the potential risk of lung cancer. If your roof contains Asbestos, it can be exposed to constant heat and even rain which makes the Asbestos slowly deteriorate. And that is when the danger comes in, for the reason that when the Asbestos fibres are released into the air, the proximity of your entire household to your roof from which the Asbestos originally came, poses a health risk for you and your entire family. For this reason, almost all countries in the world have banned the use of asbestos in any products to prevent serious respiratory illnesses and cancers.

Provokes Asbestosis

The Asbestos fibres when breathed in and entering your lungs will be trapped in there for a long time. The possibility of tissue inflammation will be higher which can lead to provoking Asbestosis. Asbestosis can be acquired by prolonged exposure to high concentrations of asbestos fibres in the atmosphere. It is a lung condition caused by tissue scarring due to the constant inhalation of asbestos fibres in the air. It can manifest in shortness of breath and usually appears only after many years from initial exposure. The use of asbestos for your roof can do you more harm than good. Some countries have already joined other countries in their call of banning asbestos because of the high rates of asbestos-related deaths around the world.

Can Put People at Risk for Mesothelioma

Over time, inhaling high concentrations of asbestos fibres in the air can put people at risk for Mesothelioma. It is also a type of cancer that develops in the lining of some of the body’s organs. This is also due to breathing in asbestos fibres which eventually reached the pleura, a thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the inner wall of our chest cavity, where they can cause scarring as well as inflammation. According to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, 41 countries have already banned the use of asbestos and International Labour Organisation also urged other countries to do the same.

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