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777 Henderson Blvd, Suite 4
Folcroft, PA 19032
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2 Street Road
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P.O. Box 639, Royersford, PA 19468
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The naturally occurring
mineral asbestos has been used in a wide variety of occupational settings,
most notably the construction industry. Primarily used for its insulating
and fireproofing capabilities, asbestos was incorporated into an estimated
3,000 construction products. Due to the widespread use of asbestos, all
workers within the construction industry may have been exposed to the toxic
mineral at some point during their employment. Visit the
Mesothelioma Center today to learn more if you or a loved one has
prognosis for mesothelioma.
Asbestos is the common term used to describe naturally occurring fibrous material which was widely mined from several types of mineral rock.
There are two major groups of asbestos – the amphibole group, which includes blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite) asbestos and
the serpentine group, which includes white asbestos (chrysotile). All asbestos types are classified as carcinogenic (cancer causing) and prolonged exposure to
high concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
White (chrysotile) asbestos is the most common type of asbestos used in the construction of cement based building materials in Australia.
Asbestos fibers were widely used in the past because of their robust chemical and physical properties.
Asbestos fibers give protection against fire, corrosion, cold, acids, alkalis, electricity, noise, energy loss, vibration, salt water, frost, dust and vermin.
Asbestos also has excellent friction and wear resistance and has been extensively used in brake lining and clutch facings in the automotive industry. What are the risks associated with asbestos?
Asbestos becomes a health risk when asbestos fibers are released into the air and inhaled. Exposure to asbestos
fibers can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
This does not automatically mean that your health is at risk if you find that your home, workplace or vehicle contains materials made from asbestos.
The risk to health increases as the number of fibers inhaled increases, that is, the health risk is related to the dose (the dose is related to the amount of airborne
asbestos fibers inhaled and the length of exposure). The diseases associated with asbestos are characterized by long latency periods.
It may take up to 40 years between initial exposure and the onset of the disease. Health problems usually occur when people are unaware of the hazards of
working with asbestos containing products.
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