Looks harmless but it’s the exact opposite. Asbestos is a material which looks harmless and timid when not touched by the hands. But the moment you touch this material, it can turn into an invisible state while getting mixed with the atmosphere. This is the real problem since it can enter our lungs through the nose and mouth. You can learn more about asbestos by learning a few types.
- Amphibole – When you observe this type of asbestos under a microscope, you will find this has a needle-like appearance.
- Chrysotile – Again, the appearance of chrysotile under a microscope is like a spiral or wrapped. Another name for chrysotile asbestos is curly asbestos.
Asbestos and cancer are both capable of causing similar diseases. When it comes to asbestos, this material enters our body via mouth and nose.
- By Mouth – Asbestos is capable of getting accumulated on the surface of the food and drink.
- By Nose – Asbestos is capable of getting crumbled even with the slightest of touches. The problem is that once touched and crumbled, this material becomes certainly invisible to the eyes. Moreover, this leads to getting mixed with the atmosphere. Upon mixing with the atmosphere, this material can enter our nose and then settle down on the surface of the lungs. When it’s accumulated on the surface of the lungs, it can then cause some severe health issues like chest pains, difficulty while breathing, cancer etc.
These are the health risks between cancer and asbestos in Newcastle region.