Asbestos, What is that.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 ·

Asbestos is a mineral form of silica fibers included in the serpentine group and amphibole minerals from rock-forming minerals, including actinolite amosite (brown asbestos grunnerite cummingtonite), (anthophyllite asbestos chrysotile asbestos crocidolite blue and white), tremolite or a mixture that contains at least one of these this minerals.

Asbestos is commonly used to roof houses, raw material brake, and fire-resistant devices. size of the asbestos fibers are very small and delicate, therefore easy to fly through the air, When inhaled, asbestos will soon enter into the respiratory cavity and cause a variety of damage.
Asbestos components:

  • Asbestos dust
  • Asbestos fibers

The entry of asbestos dust no direct effect but an effect after a long period of time that is with  the emergence of respiratory tract diseases are asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer, and Plaque pleura.

Diseases caused:
  • disease respiratory tract caused by inhaling asbestos, fibers fibers in the lung where the scar tissue formed a broad
  • a malignant cancer of the lungs sheath, stomach sheathing, or heart sheathing.
  • airway wall
  •  incidence of pleural thickening and pleural plaques lining can lead to calcification.

The body can not mendetoksifikasikan asbestos dust that enters the body, therefore the asbestos dust that enters the body accumulates in one organ, ie lung and cause the above diseases.

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