What Are The Signs of Asbestos Exposure?
Category: Uncategorized , • March 13, 2024

Understanding the signs of asbestos exposure is crucial for maintaining safe living and working environments. Asbestos, once popular for its durability and insulation properties, poses serious health risks when its fibers are inhaled! 

Here, we aim to highlight key indicators of exposure, empowering you with the knowledge to identify and mitigate potential risks. Awareness is the first line of defense against asbestos-related health issues, ensuring the well-being of both you and your loved ones! 

The Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure

As we dive deeper into the topic of asbestos exposure, it’s important to recognize that the signs can be subtle and may not appear immediately after exposure. Asbestos-related diseases often take years, sometimes decades, to manifest, making early detection and awareness all the more critical! 

Some of the most common symptoms of asbestos exposure include: 

  • Persistent cough that worsens over time
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing or crackling sound when breathing
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue or anemia
  • Swelling of the face or neck
  • Difficulty swallowing 

Additionally, prolonged exposure to asbestos could result in the following: 

  • Mesothelioma (a rare form of cancer affecting the lining of the lungs or abdomen)
  • Asbestosis (lung fibrosis caused by asbestos fibers)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural thickening (thickening and hardening of the lining of the lungs)
  • Pleural plaques (calcified build-up on the lung lining)
  • Pleural effusion (fluid build-up between the lung and chest wall)
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • And more. 

Understanding the symptoms and conditions associated with asbestos exposure underscores the critical importance of professional asbestos inspection and remediation. Early detection and removal of asbestos-containing materials can significantly reduce the risk of developing serious health issues! 

Choose LAQ For Asbestos Services 

Dealing with traces of asbestos in your home or building can feel overwhelming, but with the help of Luce Air Quality, it doesn’t have to be! With our thorough and professional asbestos surveys, you can say hello to clean, safe indoor air. 

If you’re ready to take the next step in protecting yourself and your loved ones from the presence of asbestos or have any questions, contact the Luce Air Quality team today or call 904-803-1014

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