Category: Disease Prevention

How Much Asbestos Exposure is Considered Safe?

Published:16 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     1 min read

Asbestos dust can stay in the environment for long period of time. But you don't need to be paranoid about it. People who have not been constantly exposed to asbestos stand very little chance to get mesothelioma cancer.


Exposure to asbestos

Unfortunately, no amount of asbestos exposure is considered safe. Any product that contains more than 1 percent of asbestos mineral is deemed as asbestos containing. And you have been carrying asbestos mineral in your coat pocket. Asbestos dust can stay in the environment for long period of time.

There is all possibility of developing long cancer when exposed to asbestos. But here are two things to consider.

  • It takes about 40 years to develop lung cancer also called as mesothelioma cancer (cancer of mesothelial cells).
  • Mesothelioma cancer (cancer caused due to asbestos exposure) is 100 times less common than lung cancer.
  • Everyone diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer have at least once been exposed to asbestos. But not everyone exposed to asbestos have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. That's the reason why it is extremely rate.
  • In almost all of the cases of mesothelioma cancer, people have been exposed to asbestos at their workplace. That means their job exposed them to asbestos. This also means exposure to asbestos had been the significant event of their life. Should we then conclude that people who have not been constantly exposed to asbestos stand very little chance to get mesothelioma cancer, quite possible?

Conclusion

  • You have 40 years from now to live a quality healthy life. You may die a natural death much before that. Not really worth caring about it.
  • You have very thin chance to develop mesothelioma cancer. Chill and enjoy your life!


      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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